Training Workshop on Biomass Technologies and Modern Concepts of Sustainable Use of Biomass

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), is currently implementing the project on Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies with the financial assistance of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the use of fossil fuel for thermal energy generation in Sri Lanka industrial sector. The project focuses on capacity building through workshops and trainings to support a sustainable biomass energy sector.

The Project has assigned SLEMA to organize training workshops for the target groups of the project, aiming to share knowledge on biomass energy technology and efficient use of biomass. Training workshops have been planned for four categories covering engineers from industry, factory officers and technicians from tea sector, engineers and boiler operators from export processing zones and law enforcement officers from government officers.

The first training workshop was successfully held during 14th to 16th December at Hotel Tamarind Tree, Katunayake with the participation of 29 engineers. This has been organized as a residential training workshop. Mr. M.W Leelarathne, Mr. Ananada Namal, Mr. Gayan Subasinghe, Mr. Jayantha Sirikumara, Mr. Rashal Weerasinghe, Mr. Luxman Jansz, Dr. Chaminda Karunasena, Dr. Mahinsasa Narayana, Mr. M.A Justin, Mr. Nimal Perera, Mr. Chamila Delpitiya and Mr. Geeganage formed thepanel of resource persons.