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Table 1 Chemical composition and energy value of sugarcane bagasse, cane leaf matter and a bagasse-CLM mixture

From: Ethanol production potential from AFEX™ and steam-exploded sugarcane residues for sugarcane biorefineries

Biomass componenta Bagasse Cane leaf matter Bagasse + CLM mixture (1:1 w/w)
Glucan (kg/100 kg DM) 39.50 ± 0.41A 37.45 ± 0.6B 38.11 ± 0.14B
Xylan (kg/100 kg DM) 25.21 ± 0.13A 24.81 ± 0.4A 24.21 ± 0.2B
Arabinan (kg/100 kg DM) 1.23 ± 0.38B 2.73 ± 0.1A 1.48 ± 0.24B
Acetyl (kg/100 kg DM) 3.43 ± 0.04B 2.21 ± 0.06C 4.32 ± 0.18A
Lignin (kg/100 kg DM) 19.35 ± 0.06A 16.17 ± 0.81B 19.5 ± 0.59A
Ash (kg/100 kg DM) 2.89 ± 0.65C 7.34 ± 0.21A 5.21 ± 0.71B
Extractives (kg/100 kg DM) 6.02 ± 0.42C 12.07 ± 1.54A 10.32 ± 0.39B
Calorific valuea
 Higher heating value (MJ kg−1) 18.47 ± 0.06A 17.67 ± 0.05C 17.92 ± 0.13B
  1. Different superscripts within row indicate significant differences as determined using one-way ANOVA with Tukey’s HSD post hoc test for multiple comparisons (p < 0.05)
  2. aDry basis