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Mandates for sustainable aviation fuels in the EU

How can mandates for sustainable aviation fuels help the broader bioenergy scale-up challenge? This was the central question in a presentation studio Gear Up gave at an Aviation Workshop at the 2021 European Biomass Conference and Exhibition on 29 April 2021. Eric van den Heuvel was one of the two …

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Understanding the technology and policy landscape of sustainable aviation fuels

For: Innovation Quarter [November 2020 – March 2021] Innovation Quarter (IQ) is the regional economic development agency for the province of Zuid-Holland with the mission to strengthen the regional economic structure by stimulating the innovation potential of this unique delta region. IQ does this in close collaboration with all major …

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Used cooking oil: one feedstock, different renewable fuels – a comparative study

For: EWABA (European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association) and MVaK (German Mittelstandsverband abfallbasierter Kraftstoffe) [November 2020 – February 2021] studio Gear Up analysed for EWABA and MVaK the techno-economic and greenhouse gas emission impacts of four biofuel pathways based on used cooking oil (UCO). Many members of EWABA and MVaK use UCO …

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EC should design policies to end the use of fossil fuels

Blog by Kyriakos Maniatis, David Chiaramonti, Eric van den Heuvel*) Post COVID-19 recovery and 2050 climate change targets: Shift from promotion of renewables to mandated curtailment of fossil fuels in EU policies COVID-19 has brought unprecedented loss to human life and detriment to the global economy. The use of fossil …

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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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Used cooking oil: one feedstock, different technologies – a comparative study

Preliminary results, presented at the Fuels of the Future, 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility, 18-22 January 2021, Berlin January 18-22, 2021 the 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility, organised by VDB, BBE and other renewable fuel business associations was held, this year in a digital, online format, still attracting …

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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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Supporting renewable fuels in the Dutch maritime sector

For: Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [August-September 2020] To stimulate the use of renewable fuels in the maritime sector, the Netherlands chose to account such renewable fuels for the national renewable energy in transport obligation, via an opt-in construction. While existing for some years, in 2020 this option …

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Clean Fuel Contracts

For: Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels [Jan-Aug 2020] Consumers and other end-users increasingly ask for insight in the origin and impacts of the products they buy, especially if these are promoted as being sustainable. This leads to transparent communication on sustainability impacts and measures and drives continuous improvements along supply chains. …

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Hoe in het Klimaatakkoord de doelstelling voor mobiliteit verdween

Bij de aanvang van de klimaatakkoord-tafels in 2018 had ‘Mobiliteit’ de opdracht om 7 Mton extra CO2-emissiereductie in 2030 te bereiken.[1] De maatregelen in het uiteindelijk vastgestelde Klimaatakkoord (zomer 2019) leveren niet deze extra reductie op. Onderstaande tabel is belangrijk. Het Klimaatakkoord wilde, conform energieakkoord en regeerakkoord, bij aanvang op …

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