Biomass production of four Cynara cardunculus clones and lignin composition analysis

@inproceedings{Loureno2015BiomassPO,
  title={Biomass production of four Cynara cardunculus clones and lignin composition analysis},
  author={Ana Clara Lourenço and Duarte M Neiva and Jorge Gominho and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Curt and Jesús Fernández and Ant{\'o}nio Jorge Velez Marques and Helena Cristina Moura Pereira},
  year={2015}
}
Four Cynara cardunculus clones, two from Portugal and two from Spain were studied for biomass production and their lignin was characterized. The clones differed in biomass partitioning: Spanish clones produced more capitula (54.5% vs. 43.9%), and Portuguese clones more stalks (37.2% vs. 25.6%). The heating values (HHV0) of the stalks were similar, ranging from 17.1 to 18.4 MJ/kg. Lignin was studied by analytical pyrolysis (Py-GC/MS(FID)), separately in depithed stalks (stalksDP) and pith… CONTINUE READING