switchgrass (#2433)

Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ grass/plant ▸ switch grass ▸ switchgrass
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [210] gras ▸ [219] overig gras
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2003-04-08
LiteratureR. Lemus, E.C. Brummer, K.J. Moore, N.E. Molstad, C.L. Burras, M.F. Barker: Biomass yield and quality of 20 switchgrass populations in southern Iowa, Usa. Biomass & bioenergy 23 (2002) 433-442.


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% 6.20

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Nitrogen wt% 0.57 0.61 Average
Total (with halides) wt% 6.77 0.61 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 36.50 van Soest
Hemicellulose wt% (dry) 31.90 van Soest
Lignin wt% (dry) 6.40 Average


Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 81.00 Calculated