Report on Industry Stakeholder Need and Gap Assessment
The Report on Need and Gap Assessment addresses the industry stakeholders’ activities that are more likely to be implemented, in order to target the Implementation Working Group and SET4BIO resources astutely. In this regard, the SET4BIO stakeholder database was analysed in order to identify the gaps regarding the value chains and pathways addressed within the Implementation Plan (IP).
The needs assessment was carried out via the SET4BIO Stakeholders Survey, consisting of a short questionnaire addressed to SET4BIO stakeholders included in the database. So far, the survey results show that:
- 52% of the respondents are familiar with the SET-Plan;
- The 13 R&I activities identified by IP8 in 5 relevant categories (Advanced Biofuels, Other renewable liquid and gaseous fuels, Renewable Hydrogen, Bioenergy and Intermediate Bioenergy Carriers) are currently carried out mainly at demonstration and development level;
- There is still a lot of potential for scale-up, especially in the category of Bioenergy.
As further feedback from industrial interviewees is needed, the survey will go on throughout the project: new results will feed the stakeholder database and will bring continuous updates to the Need and Gap assessment.