Projects

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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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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Management of the Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels

For: The Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels [Oct 2016 – now] Executing the daily management of the independent knowledge and innovation Platform (i) to support the decarbonization of the transport sector and (ii) to enable the builds up of a biobased economy in The Netherlands. Studio Gear Up is in charge …

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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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Quick scan on sustainable biomass supply-chains

For: Solidaridad [Sep – Dec 2019] Solidaridad is an development NGO that works towards sustainable production of various agro-based commodities. In particular, the organization aims at strengthening the social conditions and structures of smallholders at the beginning of supply chains. This project was about exploring in a quick scan the …

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Support to development of strategic positioning in a low-carbon context

For: FinCo Fuel Group BV [Mar – Dec 2019] studio Gear Up provided regulatory and technological insights on the policy and market developments of renewable Fuels to FinCo Fuel Group as input for an evaluation on a possible strategic positioning of the company in a changing contextual environment.

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