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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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Analysis of car sales in 2021 in the Netherlands: lower sales of ICEVS ánd BEVs

After years of growth of the annual new registrations of passengers cars, 2021 was characterized by a strong decrease of total registrations. For the first time the number of registered Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) was lower than the previous year, breaking with a trend of steep increases. 2021 saw a …

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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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Factor renewable fuels in maritime sector

June 2021, Dutch Ministry Infrastructure and Water management wished to better understand what the effects would be of allowing only advanced biofuels to be registered for bunkers to maritime transport, and whether additional factors are needed to maintain the balance between bookings in road transport and the seagoing shipping sector. …

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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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Achieving a climate negative Netherlands in 2030

Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant investigates how six extreme Missions for the Netherlands can be realized before 2030. This can be considered as a comment to the European Commission’s “Fit for 55” package to achieve 55% less climate impact in 2030 (published mid July). The ‘Missions’ the newspaper explore go …

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