switchgrass, cultivar Alamo (#2870)

Materialswitchgrass, cultivar Alamo
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ grass/plant ▸ switch grass
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [210] gras ▸ [219] overig gras
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2010-01-05
RemarksExtractives contain about 58% sugars, 23% fatty acids, 8% alkanol, 2% alkane and 9% sterol
LiteratureJ. Yan, Z. Hu, Y. Pu, E.C. Brummer, A.J. Ragauskas: Chemical compositions of four switchgrass populations. Biomass and Biochemistry 34 (2010) 48-53.


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% 1.87

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Total (with halides) wt% 1.87 0.00 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Lignin wt% (dry) 20.20 Measured


Extractives 95% EtOH wt% (dry) 11.00 Measured


Arabinan wt% (dry) 3.29
Xylan wt% (dry) 25.63
Sum C5 wt% (dry) 28.92 Calculated


Mannan wt% (dry) 0.80
Galactan wt% (dry) 1.16
Glucan wt% (dry) 32.93
Sum C6 wt% (dry) 34.89 Calculated
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 33.07 Calculated