sweet sorghum stalks (#2115)

Materialsweet sorghum stalks
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ straw (stalk/cob/ear) ▸ sorghum
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [220] stro ▸ [229] overig stro
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2001-04-09
Remarkscultivar Keller, harvested in November 1993, Greece. Dry mass contains 45% sucrose and 4.5% glucose, approximately maximum for type of material.
LiteratureMamma,D.; Christakopoulos,P.; Koullas,D.; Kekos,D.; Macris,B.J.; Koukios,E.: An alternative approach to the bioconversion of sweet sorghum carbohydrates to ethanol. Biomass and Bioenergy 8 (1995) 99-103.


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

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% 67.20

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 20.00 Measured
Hemicellulose wt% (dry) 15.00 Measured
Lignin wt% (dry) 14.00 Measured


Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 49.00 Calculated