Needs and barrier of 68 stakeholders (farmers, foresters, bio-industriy and RTDs) analysed in the three hubs, Andalusia, Hungary and Ireland
Published on 27-10-2017 08:30:53 by AGRIFORVALOR
AGRIFORVALOR performed an analysis based on: know-how needs and business issues in technological innovations , barriers to implement RDI and best practice solutions at a local level, barriers hindering the development of sustainable biomass supply chain
The analyis showed that most respondents are aware of taking risks in the sense that not innovating is more risky – they understand the need to innovate and to introduce new, cheaper, better technologies, but are also aware of the possible risks and barriers to the innovation process. Many also understand the ecological circumstances that should drive agriculture, forestry and bio-industry towards the goals of achieving a bioeconomy.
The high interest in learning about new valorisation possibilities of biomass sidestreams shows the virulent importance of this topic given the fact that companies today are mostly focusing on low-value products like energy or fertiliser production, and would like to know what else with higher value can be produced and what are the existing technologies for that.
As main outcome of this needs and barrier analysis, the trainings themes most demanded by the hubs were in general:
Main barriers were: