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Table 1 Composition analysis of untreated agave biomass

From: Conversion of lignocellulosic agave residues into liquid biofuels using an AFEX™-based biorefinery

Component Agave tequilana Agave salmiana
Bagasse Leaf Bagasse Leaf
Ash 6.5 ± 0.3 7.5 ± 0.2 6.2 ± 0.5 7.6 ± 0.3
Extractives 14.2 ± 0.8  8.7 ± 0.4 13.0 ± 0.7 10.2 ± 0.4
Total proteina 3.8 ± 0.2 6.6 ± 0.4 4.4 ± 0.2 4.8 ± 0.4
Glucan 30.9 ± 0.7 35.0 ± 1.0 34.1 ± 1.0 35.2 ± 0.4
Xylan 13.0 ± 0.5 9.5 ± 0.5 12.0 ± 0.9 9.7 ± 0.5
Galactan 3.8 ± 0.5 3.9 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 0.1 4.0 ± 0.3
Arabinan 0.9 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 0.2
Mannana 1.3 ± 0.2 2.9 ± 0.2 1.7 ± 0.2 2.0 ± 0.2
GAa,b 9.1 ± 0.6 9.6 ± 0.5 7.6 ± 0.8 9.7 ± 0.4
Acetyl 3.2 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.2 3.0 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.2
Klason lignin 12.9 ± 0.9 9.8 ± 0.6 13.0 ± 0.3 9.5 ± 0.5
Total 99.6 97.9 98.8 97.3
  1. Results in percentage of DWB. Most data are reported as average of quintuplicates
  2. aAverage of triplicates
  3. bGA as d-galacturonic acid homo-polymer