SalixEnergi Europa AB is a newly formed company owned by five persons who have been in the salix business for between 20 – 25 years. Two of the owners, Gunnar Henriksson and Annika Henriksson have been working in the family enterprise Henriksson Salix AB (HSAB) as harvest contractors and with machinery development since 1991. The three other owners, Ulf Görman (family enterprise Vallkärra Växt AB) and Lena and Per Åsheim (family enterprise Lillöhus AB), have been willow cutting producers since 1985. SEE bought the Swedish salix business from Lantmännen Agroenergi AB in November 2010 and thereby took over the harvest organization and the sales of salix biomass for the major part of the Swedish salix producers. The salix biomass is sold to about 20 heat plants in the range of 5 – 300 MW in south Sweden. The SEE business also includes marketing and sales of the Lantmännen SW Seed`s improved willow varieties in EU and Ukraine. The production and sales in the EU is done through a network of over 30 licensed cutting producers and dealers.