banana leaves (#1796)

Materialbanana leaves
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ untreated wood ▸ leaves
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [100] hout
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2000-10-19
LiteratureW.A.Mellowes et al.: Evaluation of hydrolysis methods for conversion of selected tropical biomass to fuel ethanol. In: Proc. Energy from biomass and wastes XVI (Ed. D.L.Klass), pp. 599-628, Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago (1993).


Property Unit Value Std dev Det lim Lab Date Method Remarks
ar dry daf

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% 11.30
Ash content wt% 6.83 7.70

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Nitrogen wt% 3.50 3.95 4.28 Measured
Total (with halides) wt% 21.63 11.65 4.28 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 23.80 Unknown
Lignin wt% (dry) 22.50 Unknown


Lipids wt% (dry) 17.80 Measured
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 71.80 Calculated