New Biomass Classification Based on the Chemical Composition

S.V. Vassilev, D. Baxter, L.K. Andersen & C.G. Vassileva
Complete average compositional data were calculated for 86 different biomass varieties (woody, grass, straw, shells, pits, agricultural and animal biomass, algae, refuse, contaminated biomass, etc.) and analyzed to identify trends and associations in chemical composition. The research included a critical review of literature data (> 280) combined with experimental studies to determine the chemical composition of biomass varieties and their ashes. Some clear associations and positive and negative correlations could be identified and accordingly an...