Table 3: Characteristic values of selected tropical biomass materials.

Biomass typeUltimate analysis (%), dry basisProximate analysis (%), dry basisHigh heating value
CHONMoistureVolatile matterFixed carbonAshHHV (kJ/kg)

Palm stem47.505.9042.500.289.1081.2015.303.5017,380
Rice husks35.604.5033.400.198.8059.2014.6026.2013,240
Sugarcane bagasse48.105.9042.400.159.0080.5016.203.3017,330