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About Russian crude oil and the Netherlands

The United States have announced to ban Russian oil and gas. Various Dutch national newspapers and many people on Twitter have explored the dependency of natural gas consumption in the Netherlands imported from Russia (see e.g. this article – in Dutch language – in De Volkskrant). The issue addressed the vulnerability of …

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Low-carbon mobility with renewable fuels

For: FuelsEurope [April – October 2021] Downloads: The Full Report “Low-carbon mobility with renewable fuels“. The Annex Report: “Total Cost of Ownership analysis in 16 European Member States“. FuelsEurope has asked studio Gear Up to study the societal impacts and the consequences of light duty fleet electrification on access to …

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Factor renewable fuels in maritime sector

June 2021, Dutch Ministry Infrastructure and Water management wished to better understand what the effects would be of allowing only advanced biofuels to be registered for bunkers to maritime transport, and whether additional factors are needed to maintain the balance between bookings in road transport and the seagoing shipping sector. …

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Road transport in the Emission Trading Scheme

For: Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Min IenW) [November 2020 – April 2021] October 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands asked studio Gear Up to study the possible impacts and policy interactions of a proposal for an extension of the emission trading scheme …

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Developing a communication strategy on renewable renewable fuels

For: NOVE – Netherlands Business Association of Independent Fuel Suppliers [June – October 2020] studio Gear Up assisted NOVE in finding communication elements on renewable fuels and climate impact mitigation.  These elements can be used when informing its members on the changing contextual environment, and what options members have to …

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Analysis on monitoring circular plastics on the Dutch market

For: TKI E&I – Topconsortium voor Kennis en Innovatie – Energie en Industrie [August 2020 – January 2021] The Dutch Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Energy and Industry (TKI E&I) wanted to establish how well plastics supply-chains, of all plastic types, could be followed on the Dutch market, from …

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Voor personenvoertuigen drie vergelijkbare opties met goede klimaatprestaties

In een analyse van studio Gear Up naar brandstofkosten versus CO2-emissie-uitstoot van personenvoertuigen blijkt dat moderne dieselvoertuigen (Euro 6) met 100% hernieuwbare diesel de minste CO2-emissies hebben per 100 gereden kilometers. Gevolgd door elektrisch rijden, de optie die tegelijkertijd ook lagere energiekosten heeft per 100 km. Opvallend is dat de …

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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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