Part of DRIVE4EU is a survey on the economic viability, technical and non-technical barriers and boosters for rubber and inulin from Rubber dandelion. In a first step a SWOT analysis was done to get a lot of information from all the project partners in relation to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. With the input of the whole consortium long lists on SWOTs were created. A ranking shows the most crucial impacts over the DRIVE4EU value chain.
In relation to strengths and opportunities it is very important that a new local/European production of rubber could be established producing rubber from an alternative source. With this new source the dependency on natural rubber from South-East Asia could be reduced. The new crop offers furthermore European farmer a new, flexible annual crop.