Carbon emissions

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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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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Greenhouse gas accounting methodologies explained

For: Multinational Organisation [Jun – Sep 2020] The client is active in the field of a specific renewable fuel which can be used in the transport sector. studio Gear Up explained the basics of greenhouse gas accounting following the ISO 14040 standard, and how this relates to application of the methodology in …

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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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Carbon intensity of biomethane

For: Industrial client [Apr – May 2020] For an industrial client, studio Gear Up determined the well-to-wheel carbon intensity of biomethane production from different feedstocks, from different origins and locations.We developed a tool to help the client (and its customers) to understand the potential CO2-savings when biomethane is used in …

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Master Lectures on Renewable Fuels

for: HAN Automotive [Jan – Mar 2020] At the Automotive department of the HAN University of Applied Science Master students are educated in engine and fuel development and optimisation to secure proper, clean and efficient operation. Eric van den Heuvel provided 8 guest lectures. in the lectures the context of …

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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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Full Focus on electric vehicles is not enough to bring down carbon emissions in the Netherlands

Although December 2016 showed another record-high for electric vehicles in the Netherlands, also other low-carbon options are urgently needed to further reduce transport emissions. 31,6%, in December 2016, was the highest share for full electric (FEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) passengers vehicles in the monthly new car registrations in …

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