AILE is a local energy agency created in 1995 under the European SAVE programme in partnership with ADEME of Brittany (Agency for Environment and Energy Management) and FRCUMA Ouest (Western Regional Federation of Co-operatives for the Use of Farming Engines). It employs 10 people and has been involved in several European project as coordinator, among which Green Pellets (LIFE+ 2007), and EFFICIENT20 (Intelligent Energy Europe, 2009) AILE is working on renewable energies and energy savings in agricultural and rural areas of Western France. Its two main missions are: - non food biomass valorisation, with special focus on Short Rotation Coppice of willow, development of woodchips boilers and supply chain, and biogas production at farm level. A new field of interest is how to implement an energy policy at local level in rural areas. - diagnosis of farm engines (farm tractors and sprayers).