Bamboo (mature Guadua amplexifolia) (#3513)

MaterialBamboo (mature Guadua amplexifolia)
Latin nameGuadua amplexifolia
SubmitterLydia Fryda
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2015-06-24
LiteratureTorrefied Bamboo for the Import of Sustainable Biomass from Colombia, ECN report December 2013 ECN‐E‐‐15‐020


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% 3.80
Ash content at 815°C wt% 3.80
Volatile matter wt% 74.00 76.92
Fixed carbon wt% 22.20 23.08 Calculated

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Carbon wt% 47.00 48.86
Hydrogen wt% 6.00 6.24
Oxygen wt% 43.00 44.70
Nitrogen wt% 0.80 0.83
Sulphur wt% 0.19 0.20
Total (with halides) wt% 100.88 100.91 Calculated


Chlorine (Cl) mg/kg 859.0 892.9

Heating value

Gross calorific value (HHV) MJ/kg 18.78 19.52
HHVMilne MJ/kg 18.66 19.40 Calculated

Trace elements composition

Aluminium (Al) mg/kg (dry) 13.0
Arsenic (As) mg/kg (dry) 1.4
Barium (Ba) mg/kg (dry) 1.2
Calcium (Ca) mg/kg (dry) 380.0
Cadmium (Cd) mg/kg (dry) 0.1
Chromium (Cr) mg/kg (dry) 1.1
Copper (Cu) mg/kg (dry) 3.0
Iron (Fe) mg/kg (dry) 21.0
Potassium (K) mg/kg (dry) 16 402.0
Magnesium (Mg) mg/kg (dry) 290.0
Manganese (Mn) mg/kg (dry) 7.5
Sodium (Na) mg/kg (dry) 12.0
Phosphorus (P) mg/kg (dry) 1 283.0
Lead (Pb) mg/kg (dry) 0.6
Silicon (Si) mg/kg (dry) 6 209.0
Strontium (Sr) mg/kg (dry) 1.7
Titanium (Ti) mg/kg (dry) 0.6
Zinc (Zn) mg/kg (dry) 22.3

Special components

Chlorine (Cl) wt% (daf) 859.00

Biochemical analysis

Lignin analysis

Acid insoluble lignin (Klason) (AIL) wt% (dry) 19.17
Acid soluble lignin (ASL) wt% (dry) 1.09


Extractives EtOH/toluene wt% (dry) 2.26
Extractives hot water wt% (dry) 15.35


Arabinan wt% (dry) 0.59
Xylan wt% (dry) 13.47
Sum C5 wt% (dry) 14.06 Calculated


Mannan wt% (dry) 0.00
Galactan wt% (dry) 0.24
Glucan wt% (dry) 32.16
Rhamnan wt% (dry) 0.00
Sum C6 wt% (dry) 32.40 Calculated
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 21.41 Calculated