Transport sector

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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18% renewable energy in EU28 by 2018 – 82% to go

18% renewable energy in total energy use in EU28, show data of Eurostat. So more than 80% still fossil. We have to gear up.   Renewable use in heating an cooling provides largest contribution (> 100 Mtoe) in energy demand. Heating and cooling is half of all energy needs and did …

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Management of the Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels

For: The Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels [Oct 2016 – now] Executing the daily management of the independent knowledge and innovation Platform (i) to support the decarbonization of the transport sector and (ii) to enable the builds up of a biobased economy in The Netherlands. Studio Gear Up is in charge …

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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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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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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 highlighter. The vision is …

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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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RED-2 of European Commission should limit fossil, not renewable fuels

Stagnation of share of renewables in transport in post-2020 period Since early 2000s biofuels in transport have been supported by policy. For two reasons. One is the contribution they make to carbon reduction and the other for their capacity to reducing the fossil oil dependency of the transport sector. Biofuels are …

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