Europe needs more advanced biofuels to rapidly reduce transport emissions

“I believe renewable fuels can contribute much more to decarbonisation than the policymakers want at the moment.” … says Carlo Hamelinck, partner at studio Gear Up, recently interviewed for an article of the ‘Future Beyond Fossil’ Stories, an UPM Biofore initiative. UPM is planning a new biorefinery, in Rotterdam the …

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Verkenning effecten duurzame energiedragers

Voor: Provincie Noord-HollandUitgevoerd samen met: Royal Haskoning DHV [Oktober 2022 – Juni 2023] Naast elektriciteit en warmte zijn duurzame brandstoffen belangrijke energiedragers in de transitie naar een klimaatneutrale samenleving in Noord-Holland. Passend beleid is nodig voor deze brandstoffen. Provincie Noord-Holland had behoefte aan inzicht in de consequenties van inzet van …

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How to prepare for ETS II? Join our workshop on 29 September 2023

Date: Friday, September 29th, 2023Time: 9:30 – 17:00Location: Hotel Jakarta, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Admission (all prices excl. VAT)Early bird tickets (register before August 28th):€ 575,- or € 125,- for academia/NGONormal tickets:€ 875,- or € 175,- for academia/NGOLimited free spaces for students Europe is set to introduce a second emission trading …

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Compliance risk for obligated parties due to lack of (planned) eSAF production volumes 

ReFuelEU Aviation has set first mandates for the blending of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF, and eSAF when produced from renewable electricity). Some production plants are already in operation and many more have been announced. From 2030 onwards production volumes, in particular for eSAF, need to ramp up following the set …

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Higher ambitions, but potentially more fossil

The unintended impacts of the inclusion of hydrogen to contribute to the SAF-mandates in the ReFuelEU Aviation preliminary agreement of May 2023 On May 2, 2023, the European Council, Commission and Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on making the aviation sector in Europe more sustainable. This agreement, called ReFuelEU Aviation, …

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“Honey, I shrunk the car sales!”

2022 passenger car registrations in the Netherlands Passenger cars registrations keep going down while the average base price of models registered keeps going up. The registrations of battery electric vehicles for the third year in a row stabilized at around 70 thousand. Most striking is the ‘collapse’ of registrations of …

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Master Lectures on Renewable Fuels

For: HAN Automotive [May 2023] [May 2022] [Jan – Mar 2020] At the Automotive department of the HAN University of Applied Science Master students are educated in engine and fuel development and optimisation to secure proper, clean and efficient operation. In 2020, 2022 and 2023 Eric van den Heuvel provided …

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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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Blockchain for renewable fuels

For: Dutch Blockchain Coalition [September 2022 – March 2023] In this innovation project, sector parties have assessed the use of Distributed Ledger Technologie (DTL) such as blockchain based applications for the renewable fuels industry. studio Gear Up acted as project lead. The project consortium consisted of fuel suppliers such as …

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