Stakeholder workshop on the Innovation Fund

On the 11th June the European Commission DG Climate Action held the 2024 stakeholder workshop on the Innovation Fund. Cerulogy’s Chris Malins hosted the session on the Energy Intensive Industries.    

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‘Low ILUC-Risk’ as a Sustainability Standard for Biofuels in the EU

Indirect land use change (ILUC) can add significantly to biofuels’ carbon footprint, and the EU has implemented measures to limit ILUC arising from its energy policy. The paper argues that ‘low ILUC-risk’ certification could be positioned as a gold standard of biofuel sustainability, as it minimises biofuels’ impacts on food markets and on ILUC, and […]

Low ILUC pilots and guidance

The final deliverables from Cerulogy’s work with Guidehouse on low ILUC-risk biofuels for the European Commission has now been published. The published documents include reports from five low ILUC-risk pilot audits, certification guidance and a discursive report.  

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Hydrogen Delivered Lifecycle Analysis Tool

Cerulogy worked with the Clean Air Task Force to develop an online tool to allow users to explore the lifecycle emissions of conventional and renewable hydrogen production. It allows users to review the full lifecycle emissions of hydrogen while changing a number of assumptions, including the methane leakage rate for natural gas supply, the electricity […]

Review paper on permanent carbon removals

Cerulogy is working for the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action in partnership with ICF and Fraunhofer ISI on the development of EU certification methodologies for permanent carbon removals. The first document published from this ongoing project is a review of existing certification methodologies for carbon dioxide reductions and removals and of relevant EU […]

High and low ILUC risk – technical assistance to the European Commission

Since 2020, Cerulogy has been working for the European Commission Directorate General for Energy, as part of a consortium led by Guidehouse, on a re-assessment of which biofuel feedstocks should be identified as high indirect land use change risk under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive and on the development of certification guidelines for low indirect […]

Supporting the Innovation Fund

Since 2020, Dr Malins has been supporting the development and implementation of the greenhouse gas emissions avoidance calculation methodology of the EU Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low carbon projects, with expected funding of around €40 billion in the period 2020 to 2030. Below is […]

Scrutinising the future role of alternative fuels in delivering aviation decarbonisation

Alternative fuels have been identified as an important tool to reduce the climate change impact of the aviation industry, but there are many challenges associated with increasing the production and use of these fuels in a sustainable way. In this series of reports for the Aviation Environment Federation we discuss issues relating to the lifecycle […]

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BIKE biofuels

BIKE is a multi-year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Its aim is to assess the market potential of the EU’s low ILUC-risk concept – from practical, regulatory, and economic standpoints. The BIKE consortium includes expertise from academia, industry, international agencies, and the private sector. Cerulogy has a leadership role in BIKE’s policy-oriented […]

The fat of the land

This study for the European Federation for Transport and the Environment (T&E) reviews the use of rendered animal fats by the EU biofuel industry, the impacts of this use on other animal fat consumers and the potential for this diversion of resources to cause indirect emissions. As featured on BBC news! You can read a […]