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e1 Marine, the developer of methanol-to-hydrogen technology for the marine sector, has today (12 October) announced that it has appointed a new Managing Director, Robert Schluter.

Schluter’s appointment comes after Stuart Crawford, Managing Director, e1 Marine, had to stand down from his position due to personal reasons.

Commenting on his appointment, Schluter said he was excited and very privileged to take on the new role.

‘Whereas fuel cell technology has matured substantially over recent decades, the supply of hydrogen as feedstock to fuel cells has lagged considerably. Through the use of our methanol to hydrogen generation technology we can solve these challenges, and enable the marine world to cost competitively meet the IMO’s emissions mandates – even without a global carbon tax.’

As previously reported, in March, Element 1 Corp. (e1) signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Ardmore Shipping and Maritime Partners to establish a joint venture to deliver e1’s methanol-to-hydrogen technology to the marine sector.

Referencing the LOI, Schluter said the partners would provide ‘unique access’ to existing markets in international shipping as well as ports and inland waterways.

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