charcoal from Leucaena leucocephala (#2122)

Materialcharcoal from Leucaena leucocephala
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 2121. 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% 2.40
Volatile matter wt% 55.00 56.35
Fixed carbon wt% 42.60 43.65 Calculated

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Carbon wt% 63.00 64.55 Measured
Hydrogen wt% 5.60 5.74 Measured
Oxygen wt% 19.00 19.47 Measured
Nitrogen wt% 0.80 0.82 Measured
Sulphur wt% 0.43 0.44 Measured
Total (with halides) wt% 91.23 91.01 Calculated

Heating value

Net calorific value (LHV) MJ/kg 31.98 32.76
Gross calorific value (HHV) MJ/kg 33.20 34.02
HHVMilne MJ/kg 26.50 27.16 Calculated

Physical Properties

Commonly used properties

Bulk density (daf) kg/m³ (daf) 390