Author(s): Von Wald, Gregory; Brandt, Adam; Rajagopal, Deepak; Stanion, Austin; Sweeney, James L.; Mace, Amber J.; Brady, Sarah E.
Release Date: June 7, 2018 | Last Updated Date: June 7, 2018
In September of 2016, the Governor of California approved Senate Bill 840 (SB 840). In SB 840, the legislature requested the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) conduct a study analyzing regional and gas-corporation-specific issues relating to the minimum heating value and maximum siloxane specifications for biomethane addition to the common-carrier gas pipeline (Senate Bill 840, 2016). The study resulting from SB 840 would discover and analyze available information that could objectively resolve the barriers to the economic development of biomethane while also considering the health, safety, and pipeline integrity concerns existing among stakeholders.
In response to SB 840 (Budget Committee, 2016), the following report fulfills the legislative mandate. This study considers and evaluates: