Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Timothy Volk
Co-Director, SUNY Center for Sustainable and Renewable Energy
Forest and Natural Resources Management
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Willow biomass is an environmentally sound, locally produced, renewable source of energy and bioproducts. Driven by concerns about global warming, air pollution, rural development and national security, research conducted by SUNY-ESF has reconnected the historic willow cultivation industry to central New York. For almost two decades SUNY-ESF has teamed up with over 20 organizations to facilitate the commercialization of willow crops and other woody biomass for bioenergy and bioproducts in the Northeast and Midwest United States.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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