In the field of energy willow, the cluster has identified the following priority areas requiring research:
-extracting salicin from willow bark;
-development of appropriate equipment for planting, harvesting energy willow;
-development of new varieties of willow energy
-testing willow cultivation in fallow surfaces;
-development of energy willow shelterbelts around villages or in around households or around farms;
-creation of energetic willow hedges near agricultural fields;
-creation of willow plantations around landfills and wastewater treatment plants;
-use of sludge from wastewater treatment plants as fertilizer on willow plantations.
Companies involved in this topic: CET GOVORA SA, KONTRASTWEGE SRL, Domokos Arpad II, BIOMASS ENERGY FARMING SRL, GOSPODARIE COMUNALA SA, MECANICA CEAHLAU, Prod. si Com.DALIA SRL
Universities and research institutions involved: Transilvania Brasov, INMA, ICEMENERG, Univ.Bucharest, Centre for Organic Chemistry
Public Administration: Belin, Estelnic, Brates, Haghig, Agricultural Department etc.