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e1 Marine

Generating high purity, on-demand hydrogen for the maritime industry.

e1 Marine’s PEM hydrogen generation technology generates hydrogen from methanol – on land, on board, and on-demand. This proven solution is robust and efficient, enabling you to reduce your vessel’s carbon emissions, while safely and economically repowering your fleet for greater range and operational flexibility.

Our patented methanol and water to hydrogen reformation technology enables: 

  • Onsite, onboard, and on-demand hydrogen generation at scalable volumes 
    (ideal for maritime and broader off-grid applications) 

  • Lower CAPEX and OPEX costs  

  • Longer range, shorter refueling times 

  • Greatly reduced carbon footprint, and can enable net zero emissions 

  • No large batteries for electrical storage, no waste 

  • Sustainable and renewable fuel alternative 

e1® Marine hydrogen – Reducing emissions

e1® Marine’s fuel cell technology provides immediate solutions that dramatically cut a ship’s carbon intensity. It also future-proofs a vessel’s compliance with all current and proposed emissions regulation at sea and in port.

Element 1 is our specialist technology partner whose hydrogen generators have been designed, developed and proven over three decades. Element 1 is headquartered in Bend, Oregon and is a leading developer of clean energy technologies for a range of industry sectors.

Ardmore Shipping Corporation owns and operates a fleet of MR product and chemical tankers, ranging from 25,000 to 50,000 deadweight tonnes. Ardmore Shipping provides seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals worldwide to oil majors, national oil companies, oil and chemical traders and chemical companies, with its modern, fuel-efficient fleet of mid-size tankers. Through its technical and commercial management partners and its own in-house expertise, Ardmore has the global network in place to support its seafarers and deliver shipping services safely, decisively and effectively to its customers.

Founded in 2015, Maritime Partners is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a leading provider of flexible financing solutions and new-build contract support for the maritime industry. Servicing the Jones Act trade and beyond, it offers operators access to its fleet of more than 1,600 state-of-the-art vessels. 

e1® Marine Partners

e1® Marine was formed as a Hydrogen technology partnership between three specialists and leaders in their fields: ELEMENT 1 Corporation (Oregon, USA), Ardmore Shipping Corporation (Cork, Ireland) and Maritime Partners LLC (Louisiana, USA)

Hydrogen power for the marine sector: onsite, onboard and on-demand.

Learn more about how hydrogen power can work for you.

Austin Sperry

Austin Sperry has more than 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry in prior roles, serving as Vice President, Analyst, Business Development Head of Commercial Activities and financial and investment manager focused on operational efficiency and growth.  


Austin was a member of the USA’s sailing team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Co-Founder and COO of Maritime Partners; Advisor to e1 Marine
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Introducing Our Team

The e1 Marine organization is managed by experienced leadership and supported by a team of advisors and strategic partners.


Robert Schluter

Responsible for the overall activities of e1 Marine.


Robert has more than 20 years of business operations and business development experience involving advanced technology.  Previous experience includes Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Element 1 Corp; Founder and CEO of Pangaea Technology Resources; U.S. Naval Engineering Officer onboard

the USS Mahan DDG42, and Admirals Aide at Charleston Naval Base.

Robert Schluter holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Managing Director
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Maite Bolivar Klarup

Responsible for managing global sales and service activities of e1 Marine. An experienced commercial management executive in the maritime industry, Maite specializes in international standards in the shipping industry's regulatory compliance and environmental framework.

With over 20 years of experience across shipping markets in North and South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, she is a former board member of WISTA Singapore, The Mission to Seafarers Singapore, and was part of The Technical Committee for Bunkering on the Singapore Standards.

Maite Bolivar Klarup has an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Global Commercial Sales Director
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Mark Cameron

Mark Cameron has a lifetime career in the maritime industry, with a solid track record of experience and performance in all aspects of marine operations.


As well as his position as COO for Ardmore Shipping, he was Vice President, Strategy and Planning for Teekay Marine Services and was a member of the Carbon War Room’s Shipping Efficiency Operation Advisory Board (Rocky Mountain Institute) 2015 – 2018, Steering Committee member on the Danish Maritime Centre industry collaboration ‘D‘DecarbonICE’ Project, Director of West of England P&I and former Chairman of International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA).


He is also a Council Member of ABS and sits on the Lloyds Register Marine Advisory Committee. 

COO at Ardmore Shipping Corporation; Advisor to e1 Marine
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Garry Noonan

As well as his role as Director of Innovation at Ardmore Shipping, Garry Noonan is the Ardmore representative on the Getting to Zero Coalition – Future Fuels group contributing member.  


Garry is a marine engineering professional with a passion for new and innovative technologies, and spent 15 years at sea on VLCCs, product tankers, LPG and LNG vessels.  


A hands-on leader and teacher with a deep understanding of mechanical efficiencies and improvement opportunities, Garry has proven a track record of safety compliance and operational risk management.

Director of Innovation at Ardmore Shipping Corporation; Advisor to e1 Marine
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David Lim

Responsible for managing sales and service activities in Asia and Europe for e1 Marine.  David has more than 20 years of experience in hydrogen generator design and development, testing, market requirements assessments; fuel cell stack and system design and testing; R&D management; business development; marketing and sales.

Previous experience includes Director at Kaori Heat Treatment Co, Deputy Director and Business Manager at Chung-Hsin Electrical & Machinery Mfg. Corp. (CHEM), and an Engineer at Nu Element Inc.  Former CTO and co-founder of Pfemtoquest LLC.

David Lim has a Ph.D., in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, Berkeley, CA, USA.

VP Application Engineering
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Mike Webber

Mike co-founded Armistead Street Partners in 2019 and has spent the past 15 years working in Energy, Renewables, Shipping, and Transportation finance at Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank, and Legg Mason. Mike also co-founded Webber Research, of which he’s Managing Partner.

Mike has been named to Institutional Investor’s (I.I.) All-America Research Team for the past six years, finishing as the #1 ranked Shipping & LNG analyst in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, & 2015, and part of the #1 ranked Natural Gas team in 2019. In 2020, Webber Research & Advisory became the only new platform to receive I.I. recognition (across any sector), finishing as Runner-Up.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Managing Partner Armistead Street Capital Partners; Advisor to e1 Marine
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About us

Game-changing technology solutions for the clean energy marine sector.

e1 Marine is wholly and equally owned by the triumvirate of Element 1 Corp, the leading developer of advanced methanol-to-hydrogen technologies; Ardmore Shipping Corporation, an independent owner and operator of ocean-going chemical tanker vessels; and Maritime Partners LLC, an owner and leasing solution provider to the inland waterway marine sector.

e1 Marine brings together the expertise of Element 1 in designing advanced methanol to hydrogen generation systems designs with the specialist knowledge of the marine sector brought by Ardmore Shipping and Maritime Partners.

Kyle Taylor

With 20+ years of engineering and team management experience, Kyle has a varied background in chemical engineering and the fuel cell industry. Throughout his career, he has overseen the complete scope of product life cycles, from initial design concepts to product testing, validation, and full-scale production. At e1 Marine, Kyle is responsible for managing technical engineering projects. 


His past experience covers small and large-scale hydrogen generation and fuel cell system integration. In addition, he has helped start-up and commission an activated carbon plant in Hawaii and overseen algae production for making jet fuel and nutraceuticals at Cellana. Kyle's previous experience also includes working as an Associate Director of Maintenance at the multinational manufacturing company Lonza, where he previously worked as an engineer and maintenance manager.

Engineering Manager
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