sorghum, whole stalks (#2659)

Materialsorghum, whole 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 date2003-05-05
Remarkscompare with ID 2660 and 2661 for pith and bark from sorghum straw
LiteratureE. Billa, D. P. Koullas, B. Monties and E. G. Koukios: Structure and composition of sweet sorghum stalk components. Industrial Crops and Products 6-3/4 (1997) 297-302.


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

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% 70.00
Ash content wt% 0.09 0.30

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Total (with halides) wt% 70.09 0.30 0.00 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 12.40 Measured
Hemicellulose wt% (dry) 10.20 Measured
Lignin wt% (dry) 4.80 Measured


Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 27.70 Calculated