Driven by the challenges of rural development, energy independence and environmental sustainability, research on willow biomass crops for renewable energy and environmental applications has been ongoing at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) since 1986. SUNY-ESF has teamed up with more than 20 universities, commercial partners and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada to conduct research and facilitate the commercialization of willow biomass crops.
Heavey, Justin P. and Volk, Timothy A., "Shrub Willow Renewable Energy Environmental Benefits: Opportunities for Rural Development" (2014). Outreach and Extension. 1.