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Characterisation of Italian and Dutch forestry and agricultural residues for the applicability in the bio-based sector

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Show simple item record Pisano, Italo Gottumukkala, Lalitha Hayes, Daniel J. Leahy, James J. 2021-09-21T09:52:18Z 2021-09-21T09:52:18Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Knowing the accurate composition of biomass is of crucial importance in order to assess and decide on the use and processes to be applied to specific biomass types. In this study, the composition of the lignocellulosic constituents present in forestry, agricultural and under utilised waste residues was assessed. Considering the increased interest on hemicellulose fractions for application in biomaterials and biomolecules, large emphasis has been given in detailing the monomeric constituents of the hemicellulose polymer. Lignin and cellulose, the two other major components of lignocellulosic biomass, were analysed and correlated with the trends in the other constituents. In the samples analysed, the total structural sugars content ranged from 26.0 to 67.5% of the biomass dry weight, indicating high variation between different feedstock and fractions. Hemicellulose concentration and composition also varied significantly (from 38.8% in birch (Betula Pendula Roth) foliage to 22.0 % in rice (Oryza sativa L.) straw) between the feedstock types and within the same feedstock type between different species and different fractions. The extractives content varied greatly between the different species (from 2.66 % to 30.47 % of the biomass dry weight) with high contents in certain fractions of feedstock suggesting more detailed compositional analysis of these extracts is warranted. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation EBPPG/2018/253 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Industrial Crops & Products;171, 113857
dc.subject Hemicellulose en_US
dc.subject Sugars en_US
dc.title Characterisation of Italian and Dutch forestry and agricultural residues for the applicability in the bio-based sector en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.113857
dc.contributor.sponsor Bio Based Industries Joint Under taking en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 792004 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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