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Challenges and risks of low ILUC-risk certification for the biofuel sector

With Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/807 the European Commission defined several options to certify low ILUC-risk feedstock for EU biofuels. Now that the criteria have been worked out and tested, it becomes clear that the approaches are highly complex, while the additional yields will likely be small. If low ILUC-risk certification …

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2023 the last year of ICEV-dominancy in car sales in NL?

In 2023, 69% of all new registered passenger cars in the Netherlands carried an internal combustion engine, in most cases combined with some form of electric engine (either mild hybrid, full hybrid or plug-in hybrid). At the same time, 68% of the registered cars carried an electric engine (Figure 1). …

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Pluck the future!

A new information campaign about the untapped potential of agri-residues The Netherlands Platform Renewable Fuels launched an information campaign on the untapped potential of agri-residues as feedstock for a wide range of products such a bioenergy, biofuels, and other bio-based products. The use of biomass for bioenergy has been subject …

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How to overcome incoherency in EU policy policy on the energy-agriculture nexus?

Agriculture and the provision of renewable energy are inherently intertwined. However, the policy fields of agriculture and renewable energy in the EU, are not yet meeting. EU agricultural policy is predominantly focused on securing the production of food and feed products while largely neglecting its role in providing feedstock for …

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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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How to prepare for ETS II? Join our workshop on 29 September 2023

Date: Friday, September 29th, 2023Time: 9:30 – 17:00Location: Hotel Jakarta, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Admission (all prices excl. VAT)Early bird tickets (register before August 28th):€ 575,- or € 125,- for academia/NGONormal tickets:€ 875,- or € 175,- for academia/NGOLimited free spaces for students Europe is set to introduce a second emission trading …

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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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