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A Public Lecture on "Sri Lanka to be "Hydrogen Ready - by 2030" at Wimalasurendra Auditorium, IESL

A Public Lecture on "Sri Lanka to be "Hydrogen Ready - by 2030" at Wimalasurendra Auditorium, IESL

Hydrogen is becoming the most preferred fuel in the aviation and shipping industry. Sri Lanka having key ports in the south Indian Ocean needs to restructure its bunkering and aviation fuel storage facilities to cater to future fuel needs. Hydrogen could be generated using many ways. However, as a country, Sri Lanka needs to employ the most feasible means of generating hydrogen. The prospective use of electrolysis and Steam reformer technologies are at the forefront in the ease of adaptability of the same for Sri Lanka. Hydrogen storage is the most challenging sector and commonly used method to store cryogenically in a liquid form. Low temperatures are required to stop the liquid hydrogen from boiling off back into a gas and the industry faces a lot of challenges with hydrogen storage. This public lecture expects to cover the hydrogen generation in Sri Lanka and the challenges in making Sri Lanka Hydrogen Ready by 2030


Eng. Ruwan Nagahawatta

Eng. Ruwan Nagahawatta is a graduate of the University of Moratuwa and having experience in implementing Biomass, Wind, and Solar power projects in Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, and Engineers Australia. He represents the world forums in Hydrogen fuel development and is the currently engaged in development of a local Hydrogen supply chain with foreign Direct Investments.


May 28, 2024 5.15 PM onwards Wimalasurendra Auditorium, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, 120/15 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 00700

Event Type

A physical lecture (No online stream was indicated on the announcement)


Open for public