Cellulose content is highly correlated with pulp yield and so is complimentary to the pulp yield assessment. FQ offers access to an NIR calibration based on over 1800 samples covering a range of eucalypt species (predominantly E. globulus and nitens) for which laboratory cellulose contents have been assessed using the diglyme method.
Downes, G.M., Meder R. A., Bond H., Ebdon N., Hicks C. and Harwood C.E. (2011) Measurement of cellulose content, Kraft pulp yield and basic density in eucalypt woodmeal using multisite and multispecies near infra-red spectroscopic calibrations. Southern Forests 73(3-4), 181-186