Moving on with Hydrogen
Posted on November 20th, 2022

Aloysius Hettiarachchi

On today’s BBC World service (19.11.22) they showed buses and cars running on liquid Hydrogen. This appears to be a new innovation perhaps initiated by tech companies or universities of the UK and is very relevant to the day’s happenings. COP27 is taking place in Egypt and Qatar is showcasing its financial clout of ‘petro dollars’ in their controversial staging of the world cup with equally controversial alcohol and gay ban in the vicinity of the playing fields.

So, is this the end of fossil fuels, and whose innovation is it? I remember seeing a video that described a Sri Lankan scientist (or an engineer) predicting and then actually making that solid hydrogen about a year or so ago. If it is true should he not be given the Nobel Prize as it will put an end to the burning of fossil fuels that degenerate our environment? Multibillionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk talk about special attributes of our place and Sri Lankans these days. Why not find out details about our scientist/engineer and publish them as he appears to be an unsung hero? The Moratuwa engineer who developed a Google-like search engine which they seem to have bought before they became a force to be reckon with went unnoticed. Let the same not happen this time around.

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