Table 5
Barriers to production or development of bioproducts, Canada, 2009

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Barriers to production or development of bioproducts, Canada, 2009

Table summary
This table displays the results of barriers to production or development of bioproducts degree of importance and low, calculated using low, medium, high, not applicable and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  Degree of importance
Low Medium High Not applicable
Unreliable quantity of biomass 43.4A 21.7A 17.9A 17.0A
Unreliable quality of biomass 39.2A 26.2A 17.4A 17.2A
Cost of biomass (e.g., price,
transport cost etc.)
14.2A 33.5A 41.6A 10.8A
Difficulty in entering commercial
15.4A 33.3A 34.1A 17.3A
Cost of developing environmental
indicators (e.g., lifecycle analysis)
28.7A 27.2A 12.4A 31.7A
Lack of skilled human resources 32.9A 37.5A 9.3A 20.3A
Lack of financial capital 9.1A 26.1A 53.0A 11.9A
Cost and timeliness of regulatory
15.7A 21.0A 50.3A 13.0A
Ongoing regulatory costs/requirements
(e.g., on-site requirements for engineers, etc.)
26.2A 26.4A 29.3A 18.1A
Lack of adequate product standard
46.6A 31.7A 6.4A 15.2A
Other 0.0 2.5A 10.8A 86.7A
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Statistics Canada, Bioproducts production and development survey 2009.
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