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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Investigation of the potentiality of five bamboo species in biorefinery through analysis of chemical profiles

Hossain, Mohammad Jakir; Ghosh, Rupak Kumar; Das, Atanu Kumar; Nath, Shambhu Chandra; Islam, Md Rakibul; Akhter, Shaheen; Rahman, Md Saidur


Determination of the chemical composition of biomaterial is important for their valued utilization in biorefinery. In this study, the chemical composition of five bamboo species, i.e., mitinga (Bambusa tulda), borak (Bambusa balcooa), rengoon (Thyrsostachys oliveri), orah (Dendrocalamus longispathus), and bajja (Bambusa vulgaris) were determined. The chemical characterization of these bamboo species can expedite a further study on the extraction of cellulose and lignin. alpha-cellulose content was in the range of 42.7-45.7% and Klason lignin content was 22.4-28.2%. The ash content was 1.8-4.3% for the studied five bamboo species. The alpha-cellulose and lignin content were similar to other non-timber spices. The ash content was lower than other non-timber species. Therefore, these species can be a potential source of raw material for biorefinery.


Bamboo; chemical characterization; biorefinery

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Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology
2022, volume: 42, number: 3, pages: 204-210

Authors' information

Hossain, Mohammad Jakir
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Ghosh, Rupak Kumar
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Nath, Shambhu Chandra
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Islam, Md Rakibul
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Akhter, Shaheen
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Rahman, Md Saidur
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG7 Affordable and clean energy
SDG9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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Wood Science

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