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  • Development of new willow varieties

    European Willow Breeding have since 2011 been breeding new salix clones from well defined parental clones. The 4 new varieties that has been produced will be available for sale 2013.
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  • Willow cuttings is being planted

    Willow is being planted in form of cuttings, with help from a 4-rows planting machine. The capacity is around 1ha per hour.
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  • Harvest with BioBaler

    Willow is harvested with a BioBaler by Anderson. The machine chops, chrush and bale the willow in one go for a more efficient handling of the biomass afterwards. The capacity is about 0.25 ha/h which gives roughly 20 bales a´500kg.
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Willow as a biomass crop
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Sunday, 24 June 2012 10:02

Short rotation willow coppice is a perennial agricultural crop, grown for production of woody biomass. Willow is established by using stem-cuttings, about 20 cm long, planted by different types of machines. The crop is planted once and then harvested in a number of cycles without replanting. New shoots will emerge after harvest from the cut stumps.




The harvest is usually done by direct chipping combiners, where the chips are loaded directly on waggons/containers for delivery to adjacent boiler. Other types of harvesting systems are under development, like systems for baling or bundling of whole shoots

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