Category: Press Releases

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
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
Lanka IOC

Greenstat Hydrogen is pleased to announce its partnership with Lanka IOC PLC, the only private sector company in Sri Lanka with a fuel distribution license. The two companies have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and framework agreement, aiming to drive integration of renewable energy, green hydrogen, and its derivatives in the Sri Lankan energy landscape.

This landmark partnership between Greenstat Hydrogen and Lanka IOC marks one of the first hydrogen development programs in Sri Lanka. By joining forces, the collaboration aims to facilitate cross value chain technology transfer in green hydrogen production and downstream fuel operations. This initiative represents a significant step towards decarbonization and enhanced energy security in Sri Lanka.

Greenstat Hydrogen recognizes the tremendous potential of this partnership to set the standards for hydrogen adoption in the country. With Lanka IOC’s extensive operational expertise and market footprint in fuel distribution, combined with Greenstat’s experience in the hydrogen and renewables value chain, the collaboration holds promise for a sustainable energy future in Sri Lanka.

The joint efforts of Greenstat and Lanka IOC will focus on assessing opportunities in the downstream transport sector, including the adoption of green hydrogen in transportation, as well as the development of bunkering and supply solutions for green maritime and aviation fuels.

Lanka IOC PLC, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, operates retail petrol and diesel stations across Sri Lanka through an island-wide distribution network of 211 retail outlets. With its headquarters located in Colombo City, Lanka IOC is a key player in Sri Lanka’s private sector fuel retail industry.

Greenstat Hydrogen (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Norwegian energy company Greenstat ASA, specializes in green energy and technology solutions, with a strong focus on green hydrogen, solar, wind, and zero-emission maritime solutions. The Greenstat Group’s vision, “Making Green Happen,” is dedicated to developing and operating sustainable energy and technology projects and investing in companies that contribute to a greener future. Leveraging its expertise in hydrogen, Greenstat is committed to driving the transition from fossil to renewable energy sources with zero emissions.

The partnership between Greenstat Hydrogen and Lanka IOC represents a major stride towards sustainable energy solutions and signifies a strong commitment to a low-carbon and environmentally conscious future for Sri Lanka. Both companies look forward to leveraging their strengths to accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen and renewable energy technologies in the country.

Paul Seae
July 27, 2023
Lanka Ashok Leyland

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Greenstat is excited to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with Lanka Ashok Leyland to embark on a journey towards a greener, sustainable future. The parties have come together to set the scope of cooperation and establish a pilot project that aims to revolutionize the transport sector in Sri Lanka through the production and utilization of Green Hydrogen power.
The scope of cooperation between Greenstat Hydrogen Sri Lanka and Lanka Ashok Leyland includes the following key initiatives:

  1. Conducting Feasibility Study and Pilot Projects:
    The collaboration will kick off with a comprehensive feasibility study to assess the viability and potential of introducing Green Hydrogen Buses and Trucks in Sri Lanka. The study will estimate GHG emissions in the transport sector, select the appropriate technology for fuel cell conversion, identify Hydrogen Transport Corridors, and determine the required infrastructure for Green Hydrogen filling stations. Additionally, the study will analyze the capital and operational costs, storage and transport of Green Hydrogen, and adherence to global safety standards and policies.
  2. Production of Green Hydrogen Power:
    The project will involve the production of Green Hydrogen power from identified renewable energy supplies, including Wind, Hydro, and Solar Plants. The goal is to utilize sustainable energy sources to power the transport sector, significantly reducing carbon emissions and fostering a cleaner, more eco-friendly future.
  3.  Storage and Transport of Green Hydrogen:
    To ensure a seamless transition to Green Hydrogen-powered vehicles, the project will also focus on the storage and transport of Green Hydrogen to designated dispenser stations. This will pave the way for a reliable and efficient distribution network, promoting the widespread adoption of hydrogen-based transportation.

The pilot phase will be centered on Green Mobility solutions in the transport sector in Sri Lanka. It will encompass various aspects, including the preliminary study, feasibility analysis, and technology selection for conversion. The pilot will evaluate the performance criteria and measurement methodology post-conversion, documenting essential lessons learned and outlining a comprehensive rollout plan.

Under the leadership of Greenstat, the collaboration will involve responsibilities for sourcing and tying up the required renewable energy, capacity building in technical areas and safety, as well as the establishment of storage and hydrogen dispensing stations. Lanka Ashok Leyland, on the other hand, will provide the required number of running Buses and Trucks for the pilot, offering work areas in their factory premises, and the necessary manpower for retrofitting and modification from IC Engine to Hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology.

Together, Greenstat and Lanka Ashok Leyland will work jointly to obtain the required clearances from the government and regulatory agencies for this visionary project. The joint venture will undertake the retrofitting and modification required to convert the Buses and Trucks into Hydrogen-powered vehicles, conducting test runs and scaling up operations based on the outcomes of the pilot projects.
The collaboration holds the promise of revolutionizing the transport sector in Sri Lanka, transforming it into a cleaner, sustainable, and environment-friendly ecosystem. By embracing Green Hydrogen power, the partnership aims to make significant strides towards a zero-emission future, while simultaneously fostering growth and development in the renewable energy industry.

About Greenstat: Greenstat Hydrogen Sri Lanka Is a subsidiary and a pioneering company dedicated to driving sustainable innovation and environmentally responsible practices. We are committed to advancing the adoption of renewable energy solutions and technologies, working towards a cleaner, greener world.

About Lanka Ashik Leyland is a renowned and esteemed company in the transport sector in Sri Lanka, with a strong commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability. By joining hands with Greenstat, they aim to spearhead the transition to Green Hydrogen power and leave a lasting positive impact on the environment.

Paul Seae
July 26, 2023
Colombo Port container terminal, Net-zero infrastructure

The feasibility study and project to develop net-zero infrastructure for the Colombo Port container terminal, in collaboration with South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT), is a significant and instrumental initiative. SAGT is a highly reputed container terminal operator within the Port of Colombo, recognized globally for its exceptional performance and competitive services.

Greenstat, as a leading advisor and expert in green hydrogen, has partnered with SAGT to explore collaborative opportunities in the green hydrogen value chain. This joint endeavor aims to establish an integrated approach towards energy transition within the port, focusing on decarbonization and electrification. The project aligns with the maritime sector’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously fulfilling Sri Lanka’s net-zero targets and contributing to global decarbonization efforts.
The feasibility study will involve state-of-the-art technology and sustainability standards to develop net-zero infrastructure for the Colombo Port container terminal. This comprehensive analysis will evaluate the viability and implementation strategies for integrating renewable energy solutions, such as green hydrogen, into the terminal’s operations. The study will consider various factors, including the specific requirements of the terminal, technological advancements, financial considerations, and potential challenges.

By developing net-zero infrastructure, the project aims to achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions associated with the port’s activities. This includes the electrification of port machinery and equipment, as well as the adoption of sustainable practices and technologies throughout the terminal’s operations. The ultimate goal is to create a greener and more sustainable port environment that aligns with Sri Lanka’s net-zero goals and contributes to global sustainability objectives.

The partnership between Greenstat and SAGT underscores the commitment of both organizations to drive positive change in the maritime sector and promote sustainable development. Through this feasibility study and subsequent project implementation, the Colombo Port container terminal will serve as a model for other ports in the region and globally, showcasing the potential for integrating state-of-the-art technology, sustainability standards, and renewable energy solutions to achieve net-zero operations and reduce environmental impact.

Paul Seae
July 25, 2023
A discussion for a Sri Lanka-Norway Green Hydrogen Project

Minister of Energy, Udaya Gammanpila had a meeting with the Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, H.E. Trine Jøranli Eskedal on Tuesday (01) via Zoom technology.

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Paul Seae
July 1, 2023
Greenstat Hydrogen India signed an agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka on 28 February

Greenstat Hydrogen India has signed an agreement with the Sri Lanka Petroleum Development Authority to collaborate on a pilot project to generate green hydrogen in Sri Lanka.

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Paul Seae
June 28, 2023
Greenstat India to produce green hydrogen in Sri Lanka

Greenstat Hydrogen India, a subsidiary of Norwegian energy firm Greenstat, has signed an agreement with the Petroleum Development Authority of Sri Lanka to produce green hydrogen in Sri Lanka.

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Paul Seae
June 12, 2023
Sri Lanka plans to produce green hydrogen

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.

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Paul Seae
June 4, 2023