charcoal from Gliricidia sepium (#2118)

Materialcharcoal from Gliricidia sepium
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ Biochar ▸ Wood
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [800] samengestelde stromen ▸ [804] brandstof na carbonisatie
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2001-04-10
RemarksTropical hardwood from plantation in Nigeria. Carbonized at 350°C. Data for wood in ID 2117. Analyses and HHV of limited accuracy.
LiteratureJ.A. Fuwape, S.O. Akindele: Biomass yield and energy value of some fast-growing multipurpose trees in Nigeria. Biomass and Bioenergy 12 (1997) 101-106.


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

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% (ar)
Ash content wt% 2.20
Volatile matter wt% 68.00 69.53
Fixed carbon wt% 29.80 30.47 Calculated

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Carbon wt% 70.00 71.57 Measured
Hydrogen wt% 6.00 6.13 Measured
Oxygen wt% 20.00 20.45 Measured
Nitrogen wt% 0.90 0.92 Measured
Sulphur wt% 0.45 0.46 Measured
Total (with halides) wt% 99.55 99.54 Calculated

Heating value

Net calorific value (LHV) MJ/kg 31.79 32.51
Gross calorific value (HHV) MJ/kg 33.10 33.84
HHVMilne MJ/kg 29.29 29.95 Calculated

Physical Properties

Commonly used properties

Bulk density (daf) kg/m³ (daf) 360