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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21430: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether mapping bioresource geographies and volumes would help inform future investment and industrial opportunities, and whether it will take steps to establish such a dataset.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 4 March 2019

Zero Waste Scotland undertook a review of bioresource arisings (waste, by-product and agricultural residues) and their availability across Scotland. The findings are published in the Biorefining Potential for Scotland report 2017. This maps materials and their characteristics (e.g. protein, carbohydrate) arising in Local Authority area on a weight basis. The work was undertaken to help deliver the Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland to inform future investment opportunities.

Alongside this report, a dataset was created to provide data (the Scottish Bioresource Mapping Tool) managed by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre.