Agro Énergie is a commercial sub-licensee to Double A Willow of shrub willow varieties developed by Larry Smart and colleagues. Based in St-Roch de l’Achigan, Québec just outside Montréal, Agro Énergie has established over 25 acres of willow nursery beds and company President, Francis Allard, is actively engaged in promoting the shrub willow bioenergy crop enterprise in Canada. Francis Allard is an active participant in applied research projects and cooperates closely with Dr. Michel Labrecque of Montréal Botanical Gardens and the Université de Montréal, an expert on shrub willow crops and phytoremediation. Agro Énergie owns and operates two types of willow planters and is also actively engaging in testing novel willow harvesting equipment.
For more information, visit the Agro Énergie website.