Renewable fuels

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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What is needed for drop-in advance biofuels industry built-up in EU

Subcontracted by: Exergia Energy and Environment Consultants S.A.For: CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency [June – September 2023] studio Gear Up (Eric van den Heuvel) provided senior expert review to one of the draft chapters of the “Study on Development of Outlook for the Necessary Means to …

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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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Mobility Monitor

For: NOVE – Netherlands Business Association for Independent Fuel Suppliers [November 2022 – February 2023] For NOVE studio Gear Up developed an annual Mobility Monitor that shows development in fleet volumes and expected fuel demand over time. February 2023 the most recent Monitor was published. The Monitor consists of two …

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EU-India Stakeholder Group on Advanced biofuels

Under the auspices of the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership, a project funded by the European Union [February 2023 – December 2024] Eric van den Heuvel will participate as an individual expert in the Stakeholder Group on Advanced Biofuels (SGAB). The stakeholder group has been established on 8 February …

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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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Management of the Netherlands Platform Renewable Fuels

For: The Netherlands Platform Renewable Fuels [Oct 2016 – now] Managing 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 of managing the activities …

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