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Table 2 Biochemical characteristics of the conditioned rush biomass prior to their use in different energy conversion routes (means from two laboratory repetitions with standard deviations in parentheses)

From: The energy potential of soft rush (Juncus effusus L.) in different conversion routes

Substrate condition and application purpose Dry matter content (% FM) Crude ash (% DM) C (% DM) S (% DM) Enzyme-insoluble organic substance (EULOS g kg−1 DM) Crude fibre (% DM) Crude protein (% DM)
Silage for solid-state fermentation 40.14 [2.17] 5.46 [0.18] 44.17 [0.02] 0.22 [0.003] 489.80 [63.01] 29.72 [2.74] 11.94 [1.42]
Fresh biomass for wet fermentation 45.53 [0.14] 3.03 [0.01] 45.12 [0.01] 0.18 [0.002] 456.97 [14.32] 33.43 [0.25] 7.86 [0.01]
Dried biomass for combustion 97.93 [0.08] 2.92 [0.12] na na na na na
  1. na not analysed