Shipping sector

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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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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Understanding Fit-for-55

For: Various Netherlands companies active in transport fuels market [July 2021 – date] Summer 2021, the European Commission published the Green Deal Fit for 55 package: a legislative package full of proposals for new Directives and Regulations that collectively should lead to 55% lower greenhouse gas emissions in europe, compared …

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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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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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Workshop over kosteneffectieve invulling RED3-doelen

Voor: RVO / Platform Hernieuwbare Brandstoffen [november – december 2022] Het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat is in voorbereiding voor de imnplementatie van RED3. Bij de opzet van het systeem wordt overwogen om sectorspecifieke verplichtingen in te stellen voor wegverkeer, zeevaart en lichtvaart en daarboven op ook een ‘sector-vrije’ verplichting. …

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Quick-scan analysis on the ‘Renewable energy in transport’ multiplier for biofuels in shipping

For: RVO – Netherlands Enterprise Agency [October 2022] RVO, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, asked studio Gear Up for a concise analysis on the height of the multiplier that currently is used for bunkering advanced biofuels to the maritime sector. The specific question concerned whether a change to the factor for …

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The carbon footprint of methanol produced from various feedstocks

For: Methanol Institute [January – October 2021] Methanol is an important base chemical and, when produced from renewable sources, methanol is interesting as a low carbon alternative fuel for e.g. the shipping sector. To understand the carbon savings that can be achieved by renewable methanol, requires up-to-date information on the …

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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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