The vegetable oils production sector is used to utilizing waste streams obtained during oil production and companies rarely have significant idle periods in which other alternatives could be introduced. However, some opportunities to implement the IBLC business strategy still can become a reality in this sector. Taking advantage of lignocellulosic residues produced in the harvesting of the oily raw materials, which normally are left on the soil, to produce fuels for the energy market (pellets or briquettes) is an opportunity that stakeholders consulted took a positive stance.
Concerning biobased chemicals & materials using residue streams to produce biodiesel or biogas could be another interesting alternative to be explored even though marketable plants scale could be an important barrier to be overcome. This is due to the large investments involved and the amount of inputs required to work them out. IBLC strategies to complement raw materials required by including new and additional logistics for the collection of other raw materials (e.g. refused oils collection for the biodiesel production) could be also implemented.
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