Variations in Production and Oligomers Content Obtained Under Hydrothermal Treatment Among Five Fast-Growing Species
M.J. Díaz1, *, R. Yañez3, A. García Barneto1, J.E. Martín Alfonso1, M.J. Feria1, R. Tapias2, M. Fernández2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 87
Last Page: 92
Publisher Id: TOASJ-4-87
Article History:Received Date: 11/09/2009
Revision Received Date: 24/11/2009
Acceptance Date: 24/11/2009
Electronic publication date: 31/12/2010
Collection year: 2010
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In order to identify fast growing species utilizable for olygomer and monomer production, five fast growing species (Paulownia fortunei, Chamaecytisus proliferus, Arundo donax, Leucaena.diversifolia and Sesbania grandiflora) were tested. Concurrently, the biomass productivity of these species was also tested on a field scale. The biomass productivity of the selected species studied ranges from 0.36 to 21.30 t ha-1 (o.d.b.) under Mediterranean conditions for the year 1 sprouts. In addition, the hydrothermal treatment results show that the selected species could be employed as alternative raw material for the production of oligomers, leading to a high concentration of oligomers (9.4-23.4 g/L-1 at 190ºC).