Road transport

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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Low-carbon mobility with renewable fuels

For: FuelsEurope [April – October 2021] Downloads: The Full Report “Low-carbon mobility with renewable fuels“. The Annex Report: “Total Cost of Ownership analysis in 16 European Member States“. FuelsEurope has asked studio Gear Up to study the societal impacts and the consequences of light duty fleet electrification on access to …

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The role of biodiesel in EU climate action

For: EBB – European Biodiesel Board [April – October 2021] studio Gear Up was asked by the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) to provide good data about the biodiesel industry and its performance. EBB requires these insights for the development of a roadmap for its Members and also when discussing with …

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Research on the deployment of food and feed crop based biofuels in the Netherlands

For: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Department Sustainable Mobility (Min IenW/DuMo) [July – August 2021] During the debates in Parliament of the required changes to the Wet Milieubeheer (Law Environmental Management) to implement the Renewable Energy Directive one member of Parliament submitted a motion in which the phase …

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Road transport in the Emission Trading Scheme

For: Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Min IenW) [November 2020 – April 2021] October 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands asked studio Gear Up to study the possible impacts and policy interactions of a proposal for an extension of the emission trading scheme …

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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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