Economic Analysis of Shrub Willow Biomass Crops
EcoWillow 2.0 is the most comprehensive and up-to-date financial analysis tool for shrub willow biomass crops. Originally released in 2008 after over 20 years of research on shrub willow crops at SUNY-ESF, EcoWillow 2.0 was released in 2014 and incorporates the latest data from research trials across North America and commercial willow production in New York State. A new series of fact sheets is also available below to support your use of EcoWillow 2.0. EcoWillow has been downloaded by over 1000 users in 70 countries and will continue to updated and improved by staff at SUNY-ESF as new information becomes available and best practices for shrub willow crops continue to be developed.
To further support your use of EcoWillow 2.0, The Willow Biomass Program at SUNY-ESF in cooperation with the NEWBio project will be hosting a free webinar open to the public on Tuesday February 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST. This webinar will explain and demonstrate some of the new features of EcoWillow 2.0 in more detail, provide a brief tutorial, model several example crop production scenarios showing the impact of key variables on production costs and profitability, and answer questions about the model and its use. The live webinar can be accessed for free online using the link below at the date at time listed above. If you are unable to participate in the live event, a video of the webinar will also be posted here, after the event.
Thank you for your continued interest in the EcoWillow model and willow biomass crops! Questions and feedback on EcoWillow 2.0 are welcome and can be directed to staff at the SUNY-ESF Willow Biomass Program by phone (315 470-6775) or email (email@example.com). This work was supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA), the United Stated Department of Energy (USDOE), and the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) through the Northeast Woody/Warm Season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio).