Bioenergy and Biorefinery | Barrier ► Opportunity
Biomass is the Major Barrier: Availability – Homogeneity – Cost – Sustainable
The biomass feedstock more competitive must have the best performance, compared with all other Energy Crops on:
- Agriculture knowledge
- Implantation flexibility
- Production cost
- Handling cost
- Transportation cost
- Climate change adaptability
The major barrier to the viability of Bioenergy and Biorefinery initiatives around the world is on the upstream, due to the lack of competitive and sustainable biomass, specially in sub-tropical regions.
All upstream R&D efforts, under development, are dealing with costly and limited source of biomass, targeting high efficiency and low cost.
Opportunity: Proven, Competitive and Sustainable biomass, could bring the existing and available downstream processing into commercial viability right now.