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Table 2 Sugar distribution for ten Agave species after two-step Agave sugar extraction process

From: Development of Agave as a dedicated biomass source: production of biofuels from whole plants

Agave species Hydrolysate Wash 1 Wash 2 Pretreated wash Solids Total carbohydratesa Fructose (%) Carbohydrates in solids (%)
A. americana BB 112.5 22.3 11.5 2.1 129.8 278.2 24.7 47.4
A. americana marginata 130.7 40.1 19.6 3.0 131.3 324.8 27.0 41.4
A. americana gainesville 135.3 24.5 10.7 2.6 154.7 327.8 24.7 48.0
A. salmiana 117.0 47.5 25.1 5.8 114.7 310.1 32.6 38.9
A. tequilana 70.6 29.3 13.1 6.3 208.6 327.8 18.1 65.6
A. parryi 87.7 33.5 13.5 7.0 198.1 339.9 19.0 60.4
A. univitatta 54.0 30.2 7.8 4.8 187.9 284.6 15.8 67.7
A. lechuguilla 36.4 8.7 3.8 4.0 250.0 302.9 5.3 83.9
A. neomexicana 130.9 26.6 16.5 11.8 199.6 385.3 29.8 54.9
A. havardiana 66.9 18.3 11.6 8.0 225.7 330.5 14.5 70.7
  1. Sugars are glucose, xylose, galactose, arabinose, mannose, and fructose. Data is mg sugar/g dry biomass or percent content for two selected fractions
  2. aData in mg/g biomass