EC should design policies to end the use of fossil fuels

Blog by Kyriakos Maniatis, David Chiaramonti, Eric van den Heuvel*) Post COVID-19 recovery and 2050 climate change targets: Shift from promotion of renewables to mandated curtailment of fossil fuels in EU policies COVID-19 has brought unprecedented loss to human life and detriment to the global economy. The use of fossil …

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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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Supporting renewable fuels in the Dutch maritime sector

For: Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [August-September 2020] To stimulate the use of renewable fuels in the maritime sector, the Netherlands chose to account such renewable fuels for the national renewable energy in transport obligation, via an opt-in construction. While existing for some years, in 2020 this option …

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Hydrogen in combined heat and power production

For: GIZ in Chile [September 2020] Chile is rapidly deploying renewable energy and expects to achieve over 60% by 2035. This sparks interest in e-fuel technologies for the purpose of energy storage as well as to increase the application of renewable motor fuels. The country is amongst others exploring how …

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Clean Fuel Contracts

For: Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels [Jan-Aug 2020] Consumers and other end-users increasingly ask for insight in the origin and impacts of the products they buy, especially if these are promoted as being sustainable. This leads to transparent communication on sustainability impacts and measures and drives continuous improvements along supply chains. …

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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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