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 October, 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 cooperaton with the NEWBio project, will be hosting two educational events this fall and winter.
1) The first event will be part of a comprehensive “short-course” on shrub willow held at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY on November 18th. The short course will have one or two presentations on EcoWillow 2.0, numerous other presentations from experts in the field, and a live willow harvesting demonstration by Celtic Energy Farms on the following day, November 19th.
2) Secondly, we will be hosting a free webinar open to the public on February 10th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST. This webinar will provide an overview of EcoWillow 2.0, key updates from previous versions, a brief tutorial, and a question and answer session. The live webinar can be accessed for free online at the following address https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy 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.
We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you at both events!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued interest in the EcoWillow model and shrub willow biomass crops!
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).