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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Mandates for sustainable aviation fuels in the EU

How can mandates for sustainable aviation fuels help the broader bioenergy scale-up challenge? This was the central question in a presentation studio Gear Up gave at an Aviation Workshop at the 2021 European Biomass Conference and Exhibition on 29 April 2021. Eric van den Heuvel was one of the two …

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Understanding the technology and policy landscape of sustainable aviation fuels

For: Innovation Quarter [November 2020 – March 2021] Innovation Quarter (IQ) is the regional economic development agency for the province of Zuid-Holland with the mission to strengthen the regional economic structure by stimulating the innovation potential of this unique delta region. IQ does this in close collaboration with all major …

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

For: EWABA (European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association) and MVaK (German Mittelstandsverband abfallbasierter Kraftstoffe) [November 2020 – February 2021] studio Gear Up analysed for EWABA and MVaK the techno-economic and greenhouse gas emission impacts of four biofuel pathways based on used cooking oil (UCO). Many members of EWABA and MVaK use UCO …

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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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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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