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Table 1 Chemical compositions of sugarcane bagasse samples

From: Impact of cultivar selection and process optimization on ethanol yield from different varieties of sugarcane

Component 55 70 74 120
Carbohydrates     
Glucan 38.3 ± 0.5 37.4 ± 0.7 38.1 ± 1.0 39.6 ± 0.6
Xylan 23.3 ± 0.4 22.5 ± 0.1 21.6 ± 0.6 19.5 ± 0.3
Arabinan 2.0 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.2 1.4 ± 0.2 1.3 ± 0.1
Lignin     
Acid soluble 3 ± 0.4 2.9 ± 0.4 2.8 ± 0.4 2.2 ± 0.1
Acid insoluble 17.3 ± 0.4 17.1 ± 0.2 19.5 ± 0.3 20.2 ± 0.2
Acetyl 3.3 ± 0.1 3.0 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 0.1 3.2 ± 0.2
Extractives 4.3 ± 0.9 4.8 ± 1.1 4.3 ± 0.1 5.0 ± 0.5
Ash 1.5 ± 0.1 1.9 ± 0.2 1.2 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.3
Mass closure 93.0 91.3 91.7 92.3
  1. Bagasse 55, 70 and 74 are from classical breeding varieties, and 120 is the industrial bagasse. Values are given in % of dry matter.