GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Statistics About The Most Abundant Macromolecule On Earth

The most abundant macromolecule on Earth is cellulose, constituting approximately 33% of all plant matter and serving as a major structural component in plant cell walls.

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"Cellulose is the most abundant organic macromolecule on Earth, making up about 33% of all plant matter."

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"The global demand for paper (which is primarily made of cellulose) is estimated to exceed 490 million tons by 2025."

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"There are between 2.4 to 4 billion tons of cellulose produced on Earth each year."

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"The total quantity of cellulose found on earth is around 1.5 trillion tons."

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"About 2% of the weight of dry leaves is cellulose."

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"An average tree contains about 50% cellulose."

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"Termites and other insects can eat and digest cellulose, which make up up to 98% of their diets."

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"Up to 5% of the world’s oil production – a non-renewable resource – could be saved by the use of renewable cellulose fiber in stone paper production."

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"The United States alone produces around 175 million tonnes of ligno-cellulosic biomass (cellulose) every year from logging residues and pulp and paper mills."

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"Cotton, the purest form of natural cellulose, contains more than 90% cellulose."

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"Up to 80% of the mass of a mature eucalyptus tree is a result of cellulose production."

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"Sucrose, the molecule cellulose is made from, is produced by photosynthesis at a rate of up to 200 billion tons each year."

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"Approximately 50% of the biomass produced each year on a global scale (~220 giga tons C annually) consists of cellulose."

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"The carbon content of cellulose is 44%, and of the total carbon sequestration in the biosphere, 50% is in cellulose."

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"Cellulose microfibrils which make up cotton fibers have a degree of polymerization as high as 15,000, illustrating the vast amount of cellulose within one source alone."

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