Renewable energy

Used cooking oil: one feedstock, different renewable fuels – a comparative study

For: EWABA (European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association) and MVaK (German Mittelstandsverband abfallbasierter Kraftstoffe) [November 2020 – February 2021] studio Gear Up analysed for EWABA and MVaK the techno-economic and greenhouse gas emission impacts of four biofuel pathways based on used cooking oil (UCO). Many members of EWABA and MVaK use UCO …

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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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The inevitable role of renewable fuels to reduce climate impact of transport

November 5, 2020, Eindhoven University of Technology held one of its EnergyDays. The event was organized by the recently founded Eindhoven Institute for Renewable energy Systems (EIRES) and focused on Sustainable Mobility and Transport. View the whole event here. Richard van de Sanden, director of EIRES and DIFFER, chaired the …

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Hydrogen in combined heat and power production

For: GIZ in Chile [September 2020] Chile is rapidly deploying renewable energy and expects to achieve over 60% by 2035. This sparks interest in e-fuel technologies for the purpose of energy storage as well as to increase the application of renewable motor fuels. The country is amongst others exploring how …

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Voor personenvoertuigen drie vergelijkbare opties met goede klimaatprestaties

In een analyse van studio Gear Up naar brandstofkosten versus CO2-emissie-uitstoot van personenvoertuigen blijkt dat moderne dieselvoertuigen (Euro 6) met 100% hernieuwbare diesel de minste CO2-emissies hebben per 100 gereden kilometers. Gevolgd door elektrisch rijden, de optie die tegelijkertijd ook lagere energiekosten heeft per 100 km. Opvallend is dat de …

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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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2019 is a disruptive year in Dutch new car sales

Sales of electric vehicle shake up the Dutch passenger car market. 2019 sees for the first time in new car sales the bestselling model electric rather than a combustion engine. A popular website in the Netherlands for passenger car information – Autoweek.nl – keeps record of the best selling passenger …

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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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18% renewable energy in EU28 by 2018 – 82% to go

18% renewable energy in total energy use in EU28 by 2018, show data of Eurostat. So more than 80% still fossil. We have to gear up.   Renewable use in heating an cooling provides largest contribution (> 100 Mtoe) in energy demand. Heating and cooling is half of all energy needs …

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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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