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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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Dutch Minister wants an obligation for sustainable aviation fuels

Within three years from now, airplanes in Europe should be obliged to partially use sustainable aviation fuels, says Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management. studio Gear Up, together with E4tech, provided the underlying analysis. Together with a group of EU Member States Van Nieuwenhuizen wants to …

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2030 CO2 emission targets in transport demand 30% reduction of fossil fuels use

To achieve the 2030 CO2 emission reduction targets that are in line with the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), fossil energy use in transport will have to be capped to a level of maximum 9 thousand PJ, nearly 30% lower than the 2017 amount of 12,7 thousand PJ. The current targets …

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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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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.

Expert advisor to the Alternative and Renewable Transport Fuels Forum

For: European Commission [Jan 2019 – now] The Alternative and Renewable Transport Fuels Forum (ART Fuels Forum) is a forum initiated by DG Energy and DG MOVE of the European Commission in which European production industry, transport end user industry and other stakeholders explore policy and market issues impacting the …

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European Green Deal: don’t overlook liquids!

[Blog for Friends of Europe] To bring down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – in the context of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to keep the world’s temperature rise well below 2°C and preferably below 1.5°C – the share of renewable energy in the power and the transport sector needs to …

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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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