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EcoWillow 2.0 - Updated Economic Analysis of Shrub Willow Crops

Presented by Justin Heavey, SUNY ESF

Willow is a Short Rotation Woody Crop (SRWC),being developed as
a sustainable source of biomass for the production of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts. SRWC are fast-growing, hardwood species with the
ability to regrow after each harvest (coppice).

EcoWillow 2.0 is the most comprehensive and up-to-date financial analysis tool for shrub willow biomass crops. It is a program which runs on Microsoft Excel, allows the user to vary input variables and to calculate cash flow and profits throughout the entire production chain from site preparation and crop establishment to the delivery of wood chips to an end user.

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 NEWBio Webinar Series  is hosted by Mike Jacobson and Sarah Wurzbacher, Penn State University and eXtension Farm Energy and held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT. These online, hour-long presentations are free to the public, and feature important topics related to bioenergy in the northeast.

...supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2012-68005-19703 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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