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Table 4 Residues estimate from agricultural crops, 2010––source [109]

From: Microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass––a contribution to power Africa

Crop Component Production area (000 ha) Production (000 ton) Amount available million tons Total energy available (PJ)
Rice Straw 4473.00 3368.24 7.86 125.92
  Husk    1.19 23
Maize Stalk 7677.00 7676.85 10.75 211.35
  Cob    2.10 34.19
  Husk    0.92 14.32
Cassava Stalk 42,533.00 42,533.17 17.01 297.68
  Peelings    76.56 812.3
Groundnut Shells 3799.00 3799.25 1.81 28.35
  Straw    4.37 76.83
Soybean Straw 356.00 365.06 0.91 11.27
  Pods    0.37 4.58
Sugarcane Baggasse 481.00 481.51 0.11 1.99
  Tops/leaves    0.14 2.21
Cotton Stalk 602.00 602.44 2.25 41.87
Millet Straw 5171.00 5170.45 7.24 89.63
Sorghum Straw 7141.00 7140.96 7.14 88.39
Cowpea Shells 2860.00 3368.24 4.89 95.06
Oil Palm Fiber 3200.00 8500.00 1.02 11.57
  Empty fruit bunch    1.96 15.95
  Palm Kernel    0.88 16.53