Kazakh Biogas Supply
If it is proven that Timur Kulibayev did receive tens of millions of
dollars from the pipeline ventures with China, as reported
in the Financial Times starting on 4 December 2020,
for a sum of up to $53m,
and if this sum can be located,
then 70% of that sum can be awarded to a venture based on what China and the USA had cooperated on during the 1980s: biogas industry from macroalgae and other waterplants.
The venture could be 34% Kazakh and 33% each of a US company, e.g., Ocean
Earth Development Corporation, and 33% for a Chinese counterpart, possibly with the Institute of Oceanology in Tsingtao.
If the sum located is $53m, then the amount for Kazakh Biogas Supply is $37m. The other 30% goes to legal and diplomatic costs, including payment to jurisdictions inside neighboring countries, like Russia.
The areas of action include four saltwater bodies into which Kazakstan drains: Lake Balkash, Aral Sea, Caspian Sea, Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean. If there is production success, with large supplies of biofuel for local needs in these basins, and no export outwards, then work could be conducted inside the Barents Sea Basin, almost entirely inside Russia.
Why wait on the development of renewable sources of hydrocarbons, which can be converted into hydrogen or electricity at site.