Transport sector

To drop in or to adapt the engine?

Comparing total cost of ownership of renewables in heavy-duty trucks For: Dutch Platform Renewable Fuels and RVO [October 2021 – March 2022] studio Gear Up performed a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis on long-haul heavy duty (40t) trucks in the Netherlands. The study was commissioned by the Dutch Platform …

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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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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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Factor renewable fuels in maritime sector

June 2021, Dutch Ministry Infrastructure and Water management wished to better understand what the effects would be of allowing only advanced biofuels to be registered for bunkers to maritime transport, and whether additional factors are needed to maintain the balance between bookings in road transport and the seagoing shipping sector. …

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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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sGU-Rapport ‘Inzet van biobrandstoffen uit voedsel- en voedergewassen’

Een onderzoek van studio Gear Up in opdracht van het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat n.a.v. de aangehouden Motie (35626-21) van Kamerlid De Hoop over een afbouwpad van biobrandstoffen uit voedsel- en voedergewassen. Het rapport is hier te downloaden. In de Kamerbrief van Staatssecretaris Van Weyenberg van 8 oktober waarin …

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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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