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Webinar Replay Now Available: Green Hydrogen Storage Solutions – The Role of Advanced Materials

We are excited to announce that the replay of our recent webinar, “Green Hydrogen Storage Solutions: The Role of Advanced Materials,” is now available. If you missed this insightful session, now is your chance to catch up on the latest advancements in hydrogen storage technology.

🎙️ About the Webinar:

In this exclusive webinar, Dr. Maryam Ghadrdan, a leading expert in the field, delves into cutting-edge developments in hydrogen storage technology. With over a decade of experience in energy solutions, including CO2 capture, hydrogen, and energy storage, and currently leading PLANCK Technologies, Dr. Maryam provides invaluable insights into innovative energy storage materials and their potential impact on sustainable energy solutions.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Innovative Energy Storage Materials: Learn how PLANCK Technologies is driving advancements in sustainable energy through their pioneering work.
  • Expert Insights: Gain knowledge from Dr. Maryam Ghadrdan’s extensive experience and leadership in hydrogen storage and energy solutions.

Watch the Replay:

Missed the live session? Don’t worry! Access the full recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel.


June 2, 2024
Green Hydrogen Symposium

Sri Lanka Green Hydrogen Symposium 2023

Rewind to the Green Hydrogen Symposium, a pivotal event held on November 21st at Shangri-la Colombo!  Embracing innovation and sustainability, thought leaders gathered to explore the transformative potential of green hydrogen in Sri Lanka’s energy landscape. From envisioning a cleaner tomorrow to laying down the groundwork for a greener future, this symposium ignited conversations and collaborations aimed at shaping a more sustainable path forward.  Watch as experts delve into the power of green hydrogen and its promise in building a brighter, eco-friendly tomorrow for Sri Lanka and beyond!

May 10, 2024
ADB-ISA Hosted Certified Training on Green Hydrogen

Driving the Green Hydrogen Revolution: ADB-ISA Certified Training for Sustainable Energy Futures

Join us for an exclusive ADB-ISA Certified Training on Green Hydrogen, a collaborative effort with the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and Greenstat, Norway.

This pioneering program aims to equip stakeholders with essential knowledge and skills for safe GH2 production, storage, transportation, and application. Dive deep into GH2 properties, production technologies, safety regulations, and best practices. Be part of the green energy movement shaping tomorrow’s sustainable world.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to drive the green hydrogen revolution!



Green Hydrogen (GH2) has been recognized as a pathway to deep decarbonization, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors. Several governments have announced GH2 policies, strategies, and targets. In addition, many global multilateral and private sector organizations have recognized GH2 in their near-to-midterm strategies. Although this emerging technology is gaining traction across industries, it faces certain challenges including, but not limited to, shortage of specialized manpower, high operational costs, lack of knowledge, underdeveloped infrastructure, absence of dedicated policy for GH2 and limited access to affordable financing. Interventions such as increased investment, government support, engineering development and skilled workforce development, are some of the critical levers for accelerating a smooth transition to GH2 economy.


ISA under the G20 India Presidency has created a virtual Green Hydrogen Innovation Centre (GHIC; that will support the production, utilization, and trade of green hydrogen, besides providing a platform for knowledge sharing and building competency across the GH2 value chain. The GHIC will also provide opportunities to incubate Start-Ups, provide certified trainings, and host Expert Working Groups to support the scale-up of the green hydrogen ecosystem in member countries. This AI-integrated platform will serve as a dynamic One-Stop Gateway to provide access to the GH2 knowledge repository, country insights, developments in hydrogen space, global initiatives and missions, skill development, and community engagement.


The GHIC platform was launched at the Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting (ETMM), under the G20 India Presidency in July 2023, and subsequently, was included in the G20 Leaders’ Summit Declaration in September 2023.


ISA is being supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), under ADB’s Knowledge and Support Technical Assistance, in developing this Knowledge Platform.


Goal and Objective of the training programme:

The goal of this capacity building program is to help the stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and skills for the safe production, storage, transportation, and end application of GH2. The objective is to ensure compliance with current regulations, policies, safety standards, and certification procedures while promoting best practices in handling GH2 and compressed and liquid gases.

The program will cover the relevant aspects of GH2 production, storage, and transportation, including:

  1. Understanding the properties and characteristics of GH2.
  2. Overview of GH2 production technologies (electrolysis etc.).
  3. Safety protocols and risk management in GH2 handling.
  4. Regulatory frameworks, policies, and international standards related to GH2.
  5. Testing, inspection, and certification procedures for GH2 equipment and facilities.
  6. Best practices for GH2 storage, transportation, and end application.


The program will consist of training sessions covering the following topics:

  1. GH2 Properties and Characteristics.
  2. GH2 Production Technologies and Processes.
  3. Safety Regulations and Compliance.
  4. GH2 Storage and Transportation Procedures.
  5. End Application in Filling Stations and Emergency Response.
  6. Maintenance Procedures and Inspections.
  7. Disaster Control Management and Crisis Response.
  8. Certification and Testing Standards.
  9. Best Practices and Case Studies.

It is to be noted that the proposed workshop is first in the series of ISA-ADB Training workshops. The subsequent workshops planned later this year will cover advance training including topics mentioned below:

  • Use of VR and AR Programs: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) programs will be incorporated to provide immersive training experiences. These technologies will simulate real-life scenarios, allowing participants to:
  1. Practice emergency response procedures in simulated GH2 incidents.
  2. Explore virtual GH2 production plants, storage facilities, and transportation systems.
  3. Conduct virtual inspections and maintenance tasks on GH2 equipment.
  4. Navigate regulatory and policy frameworks through interactive modules.
    • Physical Training Site: At the pilot training site, the following physical components will be included to familiarize operators, key personnel, and others with GH2 facilities:
    1. GH2 production unit (electrolyzer) with operational demonstration capabilities.
    2. GH2 storage tanks with safety features and emergency shutdown systems.
    3. GH2 transportation vehicles (trucks, trailers) for hands-on training in loading/unloading procedures.
    4. Filling station for GH2 with safety protocols for refueling vehicles and equipment.
    5. Training rooms equipped with VR/AR stations for interactive learning sessions.
    6. Safety equipment such as personal protective gear, gas detectors, and emergency response kits.


    By implementing this comprehensive capacity building program, participants will gain the necessary expertise to handle GH2 safely and efficiently across various sectors. This program aims to promote a culture of safety, regulatory compliance, and best practices in the production, storage, transportation, and utilization of GH2 and related gases.


May 6, 2024
Webinar Replay: Hydrogen Safety: Basics, Hazards and Challenges

We are excited to share the replay of our inaugural webinar, “Hydrogen Safety: Basics, Hazards, and Challenges,” featuring Oliver Bornholdt. With an impressive 25-year track record in Global Business Development and Hydrogen Safety at Dräger, Oliver is a recognized authority in market strategy, product management, and innovative solutions. He is a passionate advocate for industry safety, specializing in Digital Transformation and emerging technologies like Hydrogen & Ammonia Safety.

Webinar Highlights:

When it comes to Hydrogen safety “We have to TRUST the TECHNOLOGY”.

Explore Fundamental Safety Principles:

  • Delve into the foundational concepts of hydrogen safety.
  • Understand the potential hazards and risks associated with hydrogen use and storage.
  • Learn about essential safety protocols and best practices.

Gain Valuable Insights:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the importance of safety in the hydrogen industry.
  • Tap into Oliver Bornholdt’s extensive experience in Business Development, Market Strategy, and Safety Advocacy.
  • Benefit from his dedicated focus on topics like Digital Transformation and New Technologies in safety.

Watch the Replay:

Missed the live session? Don’t worry! Access the full recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel. Enhance your understanding of hydrogen safety by watching the replay today.


Watch the full webinar replay now and delve into the latest trends and technologies in hydrogen with us!

April 12, 2024
Promotion of SAREP Seminars and Courses (April 1- 15, 2024)

South Asia Energy Sectors Event Calendar*

2-3 April

Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency, Kathmandu, Nepal

Organized by: Institute for Technical and Academic Research (ITAR)

 10:00 AM NPT Onwards

The International Conference on Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency provides a customized platform for experts to exchange insights and advancements in the field. Designed with specific needs, it features expert speakers, debates, networking, and presentations, providing exclusive growth and learning opportunities.

4 April

Knowledge Series (Part III)
EV Integration – Challenges and Way Ahead for Utilities in South Asia, Online

Organized by: USAID’s South Asia Regional Energy Partnership and USAID’s South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE)

 05:30 PM – 7:30 PM IST 

The Knowledge Series Webinar focuses on the deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in South Asia, particularly addressing utility concerns and capacity building for EV adoption. The third session explores Tariff Design from an Indian perspective, covering the landscape, essential parameters, design approaches, and relevant case studies.

5 April

Solar Power Technology 2024, New Delhi, India

Organized by : ITR Group

 9:30 AM IST Onwards

The International Conference on Solar Power Technology is set to unite academic experts, researchers, and scholars to exchange research and insights on Solar Power Technology. This leading interdisciplinary event will showcase innovations, trends, and challenges, fostering discussions on practical solutions within the solar power sector.

9 April

Climate Change & Water Connect, New Delhi, India

Organized by: CII

 09:30 AM IST Onwards

The conference aims to address the challenges of climate change on water, discussing how to improve water security and resilience. It will bring together experts and stakeholders to find solutions for managing water resources more sustainably amidst changing weather patterns.

10 April

Roundtable Discussion
Doubling Energy Efficiency of Indian Industries by 2030, New Delhi, India

Organized by: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

 09:30 AM – 2:00 PM IST

The Discussion’s primary objective is accelerating energy efficiency within India’s energy-intensive industries. It aims to achieve this by addressing challenges, showcasing innovative solutions and technologies, discussing financing avenues, and highlighting the importance of energy audits. The goal is to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange to drive sustainable industrial practices.

10 April

Guarantee of Origin
(GoO) Mechanism for Green Hydrogen and its Derivatives, New Delhi, India

Organized by: South Asia Regional
Energy Partnership (SAREP) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM IST

The workshop aims to develop guidelines for monitoring, reporting, and verifying green hydrogen’s attributes. Stakeholders will discuss green hydrogen exports, certification, cross-country definition harmonization, and support for pilot projects. The goal is to gather insights to ensure effective and unified green hydrogen standards and practices.

Participation by invitation only

12 April

GreenTech Summit 2024, New Delhi, India

Organized by: CII-IGBC

 09:30 AM IST Onwards 

The GreenTech Summit 2023 addresses the critical challenge of decarbonizing the built environment to achieve net zero energy, water, waste, and carbon goals. It offers a vital platform for industry stakeholders to explore solutions, challenges, and strategies for a sustainable future, especially as India gears up to build most of its urban infrastructure by 2030.

Monday – Tuesday
15-16 April

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Management, Thimpu, Bhutan

Organized by: IIRST

 09:30 AM BTT Onwards 

The ICRESEM-24 invites researchers, academicians, policymakers, and industry professionals to discuss trends, challenges, and advancements, offering a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking across various disciplines. It’s committed to an enriching experience for all participants, aiming to expand horizons and deepen understanding.

* This calendar is a compilation of events based on publicly available information and is meant only for the purpose of wider circulation. Please follow the registration link of event organizers to find out the details of participation and to get updates regarding the event.

South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH) is a coordination and communication platform under the South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP), a key initiative under USAID’s Clean EDGE Asia (Enhancing Development and Growth through Clean Energy). SAREP is implemented by RTI International.
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Paul Seae
April 3, 2024
Webinar Replay: Production to Utilization – The Journey of Green Hydrogen

Webinar Highlights:

We are excited to present the replay of our exclusive webinar featuring Ravindra Vasisht, a distinguished figure in India’s Clean Energy and Hydrogen industry. With over three decades of experience and affiliations with industry giants like Greenstat Hydrogen India, Advantek Fuel Systems, and Hexagon Agility, Vasisht shared invaluable insights on:

  • Cutting-edge hydrogen storage methods
  • Design and infrastructure requirements for storage facilities and transportation systems
  • Emerging trends in advanced materials and innovative techniques
  • Future outlook and potential challenges in hydrogen adoption

Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into Vasisht’s extensive expertise and gain a comprehensive understanding of the landscape of clean energy in India and beyond.


Watch the full webinar replay now and explore the latest in hydrogen technologies and trends with us!

Paul Seae
March 29, 2024
Inauguration of the Sri Lanka Center of Excellence in Hydrogen Marks a Milestone in Sustainable Energy

Colombo,  – 28 Nov 2023, at the Hydrogen Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Greenstat, in collaboration with the National Scientist Federation and esteemed universities, celebrated the inauguration of the Sri Lanka Center of Excellence in Hydrogen (COE-H). This groundbreaking initiative aims to propel Sri Lanka into a future driven by sustainable energy solutions.

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Paul Seae
November 29, 2023
Successful Hydrogen Symposium in Colombo Paves the Way for Sustainable Energy Future

Colombo, 21.11.2023 ]–Greenstat, in collaboration with its partner PDASL, USAID, NSF, and country partner Denmark, hosted a landmark Hydrogen Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, bringing together esteemed dignitaries, scientists, and experts to discuss the pivotal role of hydrogen in shaping a sustainable future.

The symposium, held at the heart of Colombo, witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including:

His Excellency Hon President Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe, President’s Chief of Staff (Mr. Sagala Ratnayake), President’s Climate Change Advisor (Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene), Minister of Power & Energy (Mr. Kanchana Wijesekera), State Minister of Power & Energy (Mr. D.V. Chanaka), Minister of Environment (Mr. Keheliya Rambukwella), Minister of Foreign Affairs (Mr. Ali Sabry), Secretary, Ministry of Power & Energy (Mr. Mapa Pathirana, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ms Julie Chung, India High Commissioner His Excellency Mr. Gopal Baglay, UK High Commissioner His Excellency Mr. Andrew Patrick, Dignitariesfrom many countries and distinguished scientistfrom academia in Sri Lanka and abroad.

Mr. Sturle Pedersen, Chairman of Greenstat Hydrogen Sri Lanka, welcomed the attendees on behalf of Greenstat and its partners, expressing gratitude for the impressive gathering committed to addressing climate change challenges.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Pedersen highlighted the urgency of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy and commended Sri Lanka’s commitment to creating a robust framework for the development of renewable energy infrastructure.

The symposium featured discussions on the Sri Lanka Green Hydrogen Roadmap, outlining a strategic path for the nation. The speakers explored opportunities in the transportation and maritime sectors, emphasizing the potential for economic growth, job creation, and carbon footprint reduction.

The event also marked the inauguration of the Sri Lanka Center of Excellence in Hydrogen (COE-H), emphasizing research, development, and capacity building. The COE-H aims to nurture local expertise and serve as a platform for learning, training, and innovation.

The symposium brought together expert speakers from around the world, sharing insights, experiences, and lessons learned from global pilot projects. Their contributions focused on technological advancements crucial for a sustainable future.

Mr. Pedersen acknowledged the global nature of the climate challenge and called for international collaboration, innovation, and collective action to develop efficient and sustainable markets for hydrogen and renewable energy.

Expressing gratitude to partners, PDASL, government institutions, NSF, USAID, International Solar Alliance, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and country partner Denmark, Mr. Pedersen commended their commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions.

In conclusion, Mr. Pedersen called for collective determination and optimism to explore the boundless potential of hydrogen and renewable energy. The symposium stands as a significant step toward a cleaner, greener future.

Paul Seae
November 21, 2023
Stord Hydrogen AS

Stord Hydrogen AS produces 140 tons of green hydrogen per year. The company is a collaborative effort of Hydrogen Solutions (HYDS), Alltec Services and Greenstat and started production at Heiane in Stord, Norway in summer 2023.

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Paul Seae
September 7, 2023
BHEL signs MoU with Greenstat to explore opportunities in Hydrogen value chain
BHEL has signed an MoU with Greenstat Hydrogen India for “potential collaboration opportunities in Green Hydrogen and derivatives in the Hydrogen value chain

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Paul Seae
August 10, 2023