Examples of Calorific value Cal/Kg and ash percentage of major agro wastes available…

Agro Wastes Cal./kg. Ash Content
Groundnut Shell 4500 K 3.80 %
Bagasse 4700 K 1.80 %
Castor Seed Shells 3860 K 8.00 %
Saw Dust 4400 K 1.20 %
Cotton Stalks / Chips 4200 K. 3.01 %
Bamboo Dust 3700 K. 8.00 %
Babool  Wood 4707 K. 0.90 %
Coffee Husk 4200 K 5.30 %
Tobacco Waste 1100 K 49.40 %
Tea Waste 4000 K 6.70 %
Paddy Straw 3469 K 15.50 %
Mustard Stalk 4200 K 3.40 %
Mustard Shell 4300 K 3.70 %
Wheat Straw 4000 K 8.00 %
Sunflower Stalk 4300 K 4.30 %
Jute Waste 4800 K 3.00 %
Palm Husk 3900 K 4.90 %
Soya bean Husk 3700 K 4.10 %
Sugarcane Waste 3900 K 10.0 0%
Barks Wood 3000 K 4.40 %
Forestry Waste 4170 K 7.00 %
Coir Pitch 4146 K 13.60 %
Rice Husks 3200 K 22.20 %
Wood Chips 4300 K 1.20 %
Others so many 3700 K Apx.

Country wise availability of raw material

Malaysia

  • Palm husk
  • Rice husk char
  • Rice husk
  • Saw Dust

Nepal

  • Labakshi
  • Lantana
  • Banmara
  • Water hyacinth
  • Agerntum
  • Ficus
  • Thakalkanda
  • Katra Ghass 
  • Cotton Husk
  • Saw Dust

Natherlands

  • Miscalthus [ Elephant grass ]

Thailand

  • Corn cob
  • Corn cob waste

U.K.

  • Corn cob
  • Corn cob waste

U.S.A.

  • Saw Dust
  • Cottan Husk
  • Gress
  • Rice Husk

Vietnam

  • Rice husk
  • Rice char [ash]
  • Rice stem
  • Rice Busha
  • Saw Dust

Pakistan

  • Rice husk
  • Cotton Shell
  • Cotton Stalk
  • Coal Powder
  • Ground Nut Shell
  • Saw Dust
  • Bagasse

India

  • Amla Seed
  • Almonds
  • Babool
  • Bagasse
  • Bamboo dust
  • Bark
  • Beehive briq
  • Besaram
  • Cashew shell
  • Castor seed shell 
  • Coconut shell
  • Coffee husk
  • Coir pitch
  • Cotton shells
  • Jute waste
  • Paddy Straw
  • Palm Husk
  • Rice husk
  • Saw dust
  • Soyabean husk
  • Sugarcane
  • Tea waste
  • Tobacco waste
  • Wheat stalk
  • Corn cob
  • Corn cob waste
  • Mustard Stalk
  • Mustard Shell
  • Wood  Chips
  • Sunflower Stalk