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studio Gear Up welcomes new partner Carlo Hamelinck

1st April 2020 Carlo Hamelinck has joined studio Gear Up as one of the three partners. Carlo’s more than twenty years experience in sustainable bioenergy and international consultancy services is a valuable addition to the service portfolio of studio Gear Up. Carlo will dedicate his strategic thinking to what both …

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2019 is a disruptive year in Dutch new car sales

Sales of electric vehicle shake up the Dutch passenger car market. 2019 sees for the first time in new car sales the bestselling model electric rather than a combustion engine. A popular website in the Netherlands for passenger car information – Autoweek.nl – keeps record of the best selling passenger …

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Research into a blending obligation for sustainable aviation fuels

For: Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [Aug – Dec 2019] February 2019 The Netherlands aviation stakeholders and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management adopted the Draft Agreement Sustainable Aviation. It covers international aviation, inland aviation and ground-bound activities. The Agreement expressed the ambition that in 2030 at …

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Expert support on Advanced Biofuels

For: DG Energy of European Commission [Jan – Dec 2019] In this support contract to DG Energy of the European Commission, studio Gear Up provided support services during the 2nd EU-India Conference on Advanced Biofuels, held in New Delhi, March 2019. In another project under this contract studio Gear Up …

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Quick scan on sustainable biomass supply-chains

For: Solidaridad [Sep – Dec 2019] Solidaridad is an development NGO that works towards sustainable production of various agro-based commodities. In particular, the organization aims at strengthening the social conditions and structures of smallholders at the beginning of supply chains. This project was about exploring in a quick scan the …

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Support to development of strategic positioning in a low-carbon context

For: FinCo Fuel Group BV [Mar – Dec 2019] studio Gear Up provided regulatory and technological insights on the policy and market developments of renewable Fuels to FinCo Fuel Group as input for an evaluation on a possible strategic positioning of the company in a changing contextual environment.

Strategic support on development vision on renewable fuels

for: UPEI, the Voice of Europe’s Independent Fuel Suppliers [Nov 2018 – Aug 2019] UPEI, the business association for independent fuel suppliers wanted to develop a vision for 2050 in which the inevitable role of carbon neutral liquid fuels for the transport and heating market is highlighted. The vision is …

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EU is challenged to curb its rising energy consumption

Eurostat published early 2019 a press release that in 2017 energy consumption in the EU, again, has increased 1% compared to the year before. For three years in a row now energy consumption in EU28 is increasing. This makes it more difficult to achieve the energy efficiency improvement target. In …

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Verkoop nieuwe personenauto’s en de klimaatopdracht

Nederlandse wagenpark blijft groeien Sinds 2000 zijn er 32% meer auto’s op de weg gekomen. Gemiddeld genomen zijn deze 17% zwaarder geworden. De gewichtstoename komt deels door EU-eisen ten aanzien van veiligheid en deels door meer zware auto’s op de weg. Gekeken vanuit ambities van een circulaire economie met beperken grondstofgebruik betekent deze …

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Carbon footprint bio-LNG

For: Rolande BV [Jun – Oct 2018] For Rolande BV, studio Gear Up developed an Excel calculation tool to determine the well-to-wheel carbon intensity of i) bio-LNG from different feedstock origins and different production sites, and ii) variable mixtures of LNG and bio-LNG. The tool will help Rolande and its …

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