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Table 1 Biomass feedstock composition

From: Promise of combined hydrothermal/chemical and mechanical refining for pretreatment of woody and herbaceous biomass

Biomass feedstock Cellulose (%) Hemicellulose (%) Lignin (%)
Agriculture residues 31–43 12–25 17–24
Hardwoods 36–49 14–23 17–29
Herbaceous dedicated energy crops 30–38 16–26 16–25
  1. (US DOE database: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/biomass/progs/search1.cgi)