Jamie Edmiston, Chief Executive of Edmiston and Chairman of Levidian spoke to Superyachts.com about his long-term commitment to tackling the negative environmental impacts that our industry faces.
"I think the yacht business has a huge role to play in developing sustainable initivatives, right throughout the maritime sector," says Edmiston.
"The Edmiston Foundation has two key areas of focus: one in social mobility, and one in ensuring that our oceans are protected through our work with the Conservation Collective. It's an important element of what we do."
To date, The Edmiston Foundation has committed to supporting five environmental projects in the following areas: supporting Marine Sea Turtle Conservation and Associated Livelihoods Project in St Vincent & The Grenadines; enhancing marine protection by tracking fishing vessels in Barbados, promoting sustainable fisheries in the Balearics, protecting the seagrass populations in the Cyclades and eliminating alien invasive species in the Ionian Islands.
"The critical environmental challenges that the superyacht industry faces are the challenges that face us all. You're not going to remove these issues over night, but I think the foresight, the engagement, the willingness to invest by the yacht industry will in turn make a difference."
Now as Chairman of Levidian, Edmiston delves into the power of its technology, and ultimately how it is on course to becoming the building block of tomorrow. The Levidian LOOP device is a rapid decarbonisation device designed to accelerate the world’s transition to net zero.
"Levidian is cutting-edge climate technology. In very simple terms, our technology is able to convert methane, which is the worst of the gases, and convert it into hydrogen, which then creates the bi-product of graphene. Graphene is a wonder product. It makes everything stronger, lighter and more insulative."
"The technology that our founder Krzysztof Koziol has developed is truly unique in taking these gases and converting them into energies of the future," Edmiston adds.
"I don't know of any other company in the world that is doing this."