Transport sector

Achieving a climate negative Netherlands in 2030

Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant investigates how six extreme Missions for the Netherlands can be realized before 2030. This can be considered as a comment to the European Commission’s “Fit for 55” package to achieve 55% less climate impact in 2030 (published mid July). The ‘Missions’ the newspaper explore go …

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Greenhouse gas savings from biofuels in Germany

For: VDB – Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie e.V. [March – April 2021] The most complex topic related to the sustainability of biofuels is Indirect Land Use Change, or ILUC. This is, simply said, the rippling effect that an increasing demand for biofuels feedstock can have in global agriculture, and which could lead to land …

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Analysis of the passenger car market in some EU MSs

A presentation in FuelsEurope’s webinar on ‘Ensuring social inclusiveness” Loes Knotter presented during FuelsEurope’s “#ReFuels Week” webinar series first results of an analysis on available budgets for purchase new (or second hand) cars of various household income groups in some EU Member States. Her presentation is found here. The video …

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

Preliminary results, presented at the Fuels of the Future, 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility, 18-22 January 2021, Berlin January 18-22, 2021 the 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility, organised by VDB, BBE and other renewable fuel business associations was held, this year in a digital, online format, still attracting …

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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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Greenhouse gas accounting methodologies explained

For: Multinational Organisation [Jun – Sep 2020] The client is active in the field of a specific renewable fuel which can be used in the transport sector. studio Gear Up explained the basics of greenhouse gas accounting following the ISO 14040 standard, and how this relates to application of the methodology in …

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Hoe in het Klimaatakkoord de doelstelling voor mobiliteit verdween

Bij de aanvang van de klimaatakkoord-tafels in 2018 had ‘Mobiliteit’ de opdracht om 7 Mton extra CO2-emissiereductie in 2030 te bereiken.[1] De maatregelen in het uiteindelijk vastgestelde Klimaatakkoord (zomer 2019) leveren niet deze extra reductie op. Onderstaande tabel is belangrijk. Het Klimaatakkoord wilde, conform energieakkoord en regeerakkoord, bij aanvang op …

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