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Home-charged electric vehicles outperform combustion engine vehicles on price

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are more affordable than their combustion engine counterparts (ICEVs) and no longer require the support of the purchase subsidy, our total cost of ownership analysis shows. This is primarily the case for situations where home charging is available. Being dependent on public or fast charging may …

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Are we witnessing the end of the dominancy of ICEV vehicle registration in the Netherlands?

2023 might turn out as being the last year (in the Netherlands) with the #iCEVdominant over #EV engines. 69% of newly registered vehicles had a combustion engine, 68% had an electric engine. Still 37% of all vehicles had both ICE and EE, ranging from mild hybrid to plug-in. How did the change happen?  …

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What you’ve missed: the Amsterdam ETS 2 workshop

During the ETS 2 workshop on the 29th of September in Amsterdam we introduced the upcoming legislative trading system known as ETS 2, and uncovered its scope, workings, and implications. Together with the participants we delved into the relevant concepts that are tied to this system and answered their most pressing …

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Europe needs more advanced biofuels to rapidly reduce transport emissions

“I believe renewable fuels can contribute much more to decarbonisation than the policymakers want at the moment.” … says Carlo Hamelinck, partner at studio Gear Up, recently interviewed for an article of the ‘Future Beyond Fossil’ Stories, an UPM Biofore initiative. UPM is planning a new biorefinery, in Rotterdam the …

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Compliance risk for obligated parties due to lack of (planned) eSAF production volumes 

ReFuelEU Aviation has set first mandates for the blending of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF, and eSAF when produced from renewable electricity). Some production plants are already in operation and many more have been announced. From 2030 onwards production volumes, in particular for eSAF, need to ramp up following the set …

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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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“Honey, I shrunk the car sales!”

2022 passenger car registrations in the Netherlands Passenger cars registrations keep going down while the average base price of models registered keeps going up. The registrations of battery electric vehicles for the third year in a row stabilized at around 70 thousand. Most striking is the ‘collapse’ of registrations of …

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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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Groeiende behoefte aan hernieuwbare waterstof voor luchtvaartbrandstoffen in Nederland

In opdracht van het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat heeft studio Gear Up een onderzoek uitgevoerd naar de waterstofbehoefte van de Nederlandse luchtvaartsector richting 2030 en 2050. Waterstof is nodig voor de productie van duurzame, biogene luchtvaartbrandstof (SAF) en e-SAF (op basis van waterstof, uit elektrolyse van hernieuwbare elektriciteit, en …

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Accelerating Energy Independence and Emission Reduction: the role of advanced biofuels in transport

a hybrid EurActiv event on 6 September 2022, Brussels/online Carlo Hamelinck of studio Gear Up will be one of the panelists at an Euroactive event that discusses the role of low-carbon liquid fuels and especially advanced biofuels in the energy transition in Europe. The panelists will reflect on the proposal …

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