Continuing our role in providing independent
assessments on California energy issues, CCST has been
asked to assess two issues that impact the delivery of
Pursuant to Senate Bill 840
(Senate Budget Committee, 2016), the California Public Utilities
requested CCST to conduct an independent scientific
assessment of the minimum heating value and maximum
siloxane specifications for the delivery of biomethane
to public gas pipelines. The purpose of the study is to
examine impacts to cost, volume of biomethane sold,
equipment operation, and safety.
CCST's study will also consider and evaluate other states'
standards, the source of biomethane, the dilution of
biomethane after it is injected into the pipeline, and the
equipment and technology upgrades required to meet the