Road transport

Analysis of car sales in 2020 in the Netherlands: sales of small and cheap cars are under pressure

In 2020, the sales of new battery-electric passenger vehicles hit another record with over 71 thousand cars registered (20% of total passenger car registrations). Total battery electric vehicle (BEV) registration was 14,5% higher than the 2019 BEV sales. Yet, this is not the only relevant trend. Due to the COVID-19 …

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Transport fuels from plastic waste

Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant published an article (by Bard van de Weijer) about transport fuels made from non-recyclable plastic waste. A good idea or not? Read the article (in Dutch) via this link.  Eric van den Heuvel, partner at studio Gear Up, was one of the interviewees. He argued for a change in perspective …

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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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Developing a communication strategy on renewable renewable fuels

For: NOVE – Netherlands Business Association of Independent Fuel Suppliers [June – October 2020] studio Gear Up assisted NOVE in finding communication elements on renewable fuels and climate impact mitigation.  These elements can be used when informing its members on the changing contextual environment, and what options members have to …

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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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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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2030 CO2 emission targets in transport demand 30% reduction of fossil fuels use

To achieve the 2030 CO2 emission reduction targets that are in line with the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), fossil energy use in transport will have to be capped to a level of maximum 9 thousand PJ, nearly 30% lower than the 2017 amount of 12,7 thousand PJ. The current targets …

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Management of the Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels

For: The Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels [Oct 2016 – now] Executing the daily management of 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 …

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Expert support on Advanced Biofuels

For: DG Energy of European Commission [Jan – Dec 2019] In this support contract to DG Energy of the European Commission, studio Gear Up analyses the need for CO2-reduction in the EU28 transport sector in 2030 when the targets of the effort Sharing Regulation (ESR – 36% less CO2-emission in …

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Support to development of strategic positioning in a low-carbon context

For: FinCo Fuel Group BV [Mar – Dec 2019] studio Gear Up provided regulatory and technological insights on the policy and market developments of renewable Fuels to FinCo Fuel Group as input for an evaluation on a possible strategic positioning of the company in a changing contextual environment.

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