switchgrass, cultivar GA992 (#2872)

Materialswitchgrass, cultivar GA992
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 57% sugars, 17% fatty acids, 18% alkanol, 2% alkane and 6% 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% 1.94

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Total (with halides) wt% 1.94 0.00 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Lignin wt% (dry) 21.12 Measured


Extractives 95% EtOH wt% (dry) 12.00 Measured


Arabinan wt% (dry) 3.52
Xylan wt% (dry) 26.49
Sum C5 wt% (dry) 30.01 Calculated


Mannan wt% (dry) 0.62
Galactan wt% (dry) 1.32
Glucan wt% (dry) 33.44
Sum C6 wt% (dry) 35.38 Calculated
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 35.06 Calculated