sorghum, pith from stalks (#2660)

Materialsorghum, pith from 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 ID 2659 for whole stalks and ID 2661 for bark
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% 77.00
Ash content wt% 0.05 0.20

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Total (with halides) wt% 77.05 0.20 0.00 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 8.70 Measured
Hemicellulose wt% (dry) 6.30 Measured
Lignin wt% (dry) 0.60 Measured


Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 15.80 Calculated