Low carbon fuels

Strategic support on understanding of the renewable energy and fuel regulatory and market landscape

For: A downstream oil and gas company [January 2023 – December 2023] Our client sought our assistance in navigating the complexities of the transition of the transport fuel sector towards higher shares of renewable energy. Specifically, they required insights how the national implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) …

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Introducing the Dutch policy landscape surrounding renewable fuels: Opportunities for HBE-trading

For: Multinational fuel company [July – September 2023] We assisted a multinational fuel company, who wants to supply biofuels to the Dutch transport sector. To evaluate opportunities in the North West European market, they especially wanted to better understand the Dutch regulations governing renewable fuels, in particular the so-called HBE …

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Verkenning effecten duurzame energiedragers

Voor: Provincie Noord-HollandUitgevoerd samen met: Royal Haskoning DHV [Oktober 2022 – Juni 2023] Naast elektriciteit en warmte zijn duurzame brandstoffen belangrijke energiedragers in de transitie naar een klimaatneutrale samenleving in Noord-Holland. Passend beleid is nodig voor deze brandstoffen. Provincie Noord-Holland had behoefte aan inzicht in de consequenties van inzet van …

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Higher ambitions, but potentially more fossil

The unintended impacts of the inclusion of hydrogen to contribute to the SAF-mandates in the ReFuelEU Aviation preliminary agreement of May 2023 On May 2, 2023, the European Council, Commission and Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on making the aviation sector in Europe more sustainable. This agreement, called ReFuelEU Aviation, …

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Focus on fuels with low full-life-cycle GHG-emissions may help maritime industry

At the the May 2023 Conference on Green Marine Fuels by Argus Media, Eric van den Heuvel provides a key-note speech on the implications of the FuelEU Maritime regulation for the future fuel/energy carrier mix to be bunkered in the EU Maritime sector. He presented the example of the LNG …

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Understanding Fit-for-55

For: Various Netherlands companies active in transport fuels market [July 2021 – date] Summer 2021, the European Commission published the Green Deal Fit for 55 package: a legislative package full of proposals for new Directives and Regulations that collectively should lead to 55% lower greenhouse gas emissions in europe, compared …

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Exploring systems of renewable fuels certificate and their trading mechanisms

For: European energy company [September 2022 – December 2022] A large European energy company, active in the sustainable mobility and energy transition field, sought insights into the Dutch Renewable Energy in Transport system (HBE system). They recognised it could be potentially interesting to have a similar system in their home …

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Renewable energy in transport in NL more than doubled in ten years time, yet share fossil still above 90%

From 2011 to 2020 the share of renewable energy in the Dutch transport sector grew from 3,4% to 9,1%. This is a big achievement but yet the inconvenient reality is that still more than 90% of energy used in transport is still from fossil source (see Figure 1). In national …

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The role of biodiesel in EU climate action

For: EBB – European Biodiesel Board [April – October 2021] studio Gear Up was asked by the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) to provide good data about the biodiesel industry and its performance. EBB requires these insights for the development of a roadmap for its Members and also when discussing with …

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Greenhouse gas savings from biofuels in Germany

For: VDB – Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie e.V. [March – April 2021] The most complex topic related to the sustainability of biofuels is Indirect Land Use Change, or ILUC. This is, simply said, the rippling effect that an increasing demand for biofuels feedstock can have in global agriculture, and which could lead to land …

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