sunflower stalks (#2357)

Materialsunflower stalks
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ straw (stalk/cob/ear) ▸ sunflower ▸ sunflower stalks
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [220] stro ▸ [229] overig stro
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2003-04-01
Remarkstotal extractives 2.0%
LiteratureS. K. Sharma, K. L. Kalra and H. S. Grewal: Enzymatic saccharification of pretreated sunflower stalks. Biomass and bioenergy 23-3 (2002) 237-243.


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

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% 9.20
Ash content wt% 4.18 4.60

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Total (with halides) wt% 13.38 4.60 0.00 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 38.50 van Soest
Hemicellulose wt% (dry) 33.50 van Soest
Lignin wt% (dry) 17.50 Measured


Lipids wt% (dry) 1.95 Measured
Protein wt% (dry) 2.00 Measured
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 98.05 Calculated