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Analysis of the passenger car market in some EU MSs

A presentation in FuelsEurope’s webinar on ‘Ensuring social inclusiveness” Loes Knotter presented during FuelsEurope’s “#ReFuels Week” webinar series first results of an analysis on available budgets for purchase new (or second hand) cars of various household income groups in some EU Member States. Her presentation is found here. The video …

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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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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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The inevitable role of renewable fuels to reduce climate impact of transport

November 5, 2020, Eindhoven University of Technology held one of its EnergyDays. The event was organized by the recently founded Eindhoven Institute for Renewable energy Systems (EIRES) and focused on Sustainable Mobility and Transport. View the whole event here. Richard van de Sanden, director of EIRES and DIFFER, chaired the …

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Ongoing dominance of fossil oil in EU28 energy consumption

Analysing the public data set of BP on the 2020 World Energy Statistics provides interesting insights. The data set starts with information from the year 1965 and thus provides more than half a century of data on energy production and consumption from national level, continental level (e.g. European Union), up …

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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 analyses the need for CO2-reduction in the EU28 transport sector in 2030 when the targets of the effort Sharing Regulation (ESR – 36% less CO2-emission in …

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