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Table 1 Biomass composition of raw Brazilian biomasses

From: Evaluating the composition and processing potential of novel sources of Brazilian biomass for sustainable biorenewables production

Biomass Solubles Silicon Cellulose Hemicellulose Lignin Maximum theoretical ethanol yield (L/dry ton)a Productivity
(ton/ha)b
Maximum theoretical ethanol yield (L/ha)c
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)    
Sugarcane bagasse 3.39 ± 1.26 0.44 ± 0.03 39.44 ± 1.21 27.45 ± 2.08 27.79 ± 1.39 282.62 30 8,478.6
Panicum maximum 5.23 ± 2.37 1.07 ± 0.01 39.87 ± 1.97 26.62 ± 1.46 25.36 ± 1.06 285.70 30 8,571.0
Pennisetum purpureum 5.70 ± 2.25 0.85 ± 0.01 45.97 ± 3.10 27.03 ± 1.02 22.80 ± 1.26 329.41 35 11,529.4
Brachiaria brizantha 12.41 ± 3.69 1.38 ± 0.06 43.48 ± 1.84 23.23 ± 3.16 23.09 ± 0.73 311.57 20 6,231.4
E. grandis bark 28.29 ± 3.43 0.03 ± 0.01 39.54 ± 1.10 18.84 ± 4.11 21.57 ± 1.59 283.34 25 7,083.5
E. grandis x urophylla bark 28.13 ± 2.20 0.03 ± 0.01 40.36 ± 4.31 16.45 ± 3.05 22.18 ± 2.22 289.21 25 7,230.3
  1. a Calculated considering the total cellulose conversion in the sample, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory standards [19]. b Source: [11, 18]. c Calculated with base on total cellulose conversion in the sample and average Brazilian biomasses productivity (ton/ha).