Influence of Crop Conditions on Main Chemical Components Content and Monosaccharidic Content of Hemicelluloses in Miscanthus and Switchgrass

B. Godin, R. Agneessens, T. Schmit, S. Lamaudière, J.-P. Goffart, P.A. Gerin, D. Stilmant & J. Delcarte
The main chemical components contents of two perennial lignocellulosic crops, miscanthus giganteus (Miscanthus x giganteus J.M.Greef & Deuter ex Hodk. & Renvoize ; cultivar: Bical) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L. ; cultivar: Cave-in-rock) were analyzed. Different harvest periods and different levels of nitrogen fertilization were taken into account for these two biomasses. This study showed the ranges of the main chemical components contents in these biomasses and the influence of the harvest period and the...