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sGU-Rapport ‘Inzet van biobrandstoffen uit voedsel- en voedergewassen’

Een onderzoek van studio Gear Up in opdracht van het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat n.a.v. de aangehouden Motie (35626-21) van Kamerlid De Hoop over een afbouwpad van biobrandstoffen uit voedsel- en voedergewassen. Het rapport is hier te downloaden. In de Kamerbrief van Staatssecretaris Van Weyenberg van 8 oktober waarin …

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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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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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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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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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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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