Cooperation between Sri Lanka and a Norwegian company, Greenstat Hydrogen from India, will see the country embark on an ambitious project to produce environmentally-friendly green hydrogen.

Udya Gammanpila, the Energy Minister, announced that the Petroleum Development Authority of Sri Lanka (PDASL) had signed an MOU with Greenstat Hydrogen to begin a pilot project for the production of green hydrogen in the island nation.

The government has made a decision to work toward decarbonization by the year 2050 as a long-term objective. Sri Lanka will have to make the switch from fossil fuel to green energy production in order to meet this goal.

Using a combination of floating solar and wind energy, Greenstat Hydrogen India plans to conduct a feasibility study on a pilot project to generate green hydrogen.

PDASL and Greenstat Hydrogen India will conduct a feasibility study after the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal from Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.