Vancouver, 08 June 2021 – e1 Marine today announced the appointment of Stuart Crawford as its Managing Director. Crawford will execute e1 Marine’s vision to drive positive change in the international maritime markets through the use of hydrogen as a fuel.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Director of e1 Marine, Crawford was CEO of Clean Ocean LNG, Fleet Director of Seaspan Ship Management, and Head of Technical at Pioneer Marine. Crawford is a highly experienced merchant navy officer who served 20 years at sea and progressed to the rank of Chief Engineer. Crawford is a graduate of South Shields Marine School’s Marine and Mechanical Engineering program, and the Copenhagen Business School’s Blue MBA.
In order to achieve the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation targets, as well as compliance with private sector initiatives such as Poseidon Principles and the Sea Cargo Charter, shipping needs proven, effective technologies such as e1 Marine’s methanol-to-hydrogen generator, which makes the low-to-no emissions a near-term reality, and a financially attractive choice to replace today’s diesel generators.
e1 Marine’s system will require very minimal retrofitting. The system is a practical and effective replacement for diesel generator sets, and can be used for propulsion on coastal and inland vessels of up to 10,000 dwt, which will be subject to the most stringent emissions requirements.
Stuart Crawford, Managing Director of e1 Marine, commented, “I’m excited to be joining e1 Marine at such a critical moment for the global marine industry, as it seeks innovative, scalable, and commercially viable solutions that can help to meet its decarbonisation goals. With one-third of the hydrogen this technology produces coming directly from water, e1 Marine is able to deliver readily available technology that reduces CO2 emissions by a minimum of 25% at a competitive price.”