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Pipeline Quality Bio Methane EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pipeline Quality Bio Methane EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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GTI-09/0011
 
GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20614
Pipeline Quality Biomethane: NorthAmerican Guidance Document for Introduction of Dairy Waste DerivedBiomethane into Existing Natural GasNetworks
Reporting Period:
October 2007 through August 2008
Report Issued:
September 30, 2009
GTI Project Manager:
Diane L. Saber, Ph.D.Senior Program Manager 847-768-0538diane.saber@gastechnology.org
GTI Principal Investigator—Task 1:
Stephen F. Takach, Ph.D.Senior Scientist847-768-0721stephen.takach@gastechnology.org
GTI Principal Investigator—Task 2:
Kristine Mila H. CruzPrincipal Scientist847-768-0910kristine.cruz@gastechnology.org
GTI Principal Investigator—Task 3:
Diane L. Saber, Ph.D.Senior Program Manager 847-768-0538diane.saber@gastechnology.org
 
Gas Technology Institute
1700 S. Mount Prospect Rd.Des Plaines, Illinois 60018www.gastechnology.org
FINAL REPORTS
TASKS
1,
 
2,
AND
3
 
Pipeline Quality Biomethane: North American Guidance Document for Introduction of Dairy Waste Derived Biomethane into Existing Natural Gas Networks
 
Legal Notice
This information was prepared by Gas Technology Institute (“GTI”) for all natural gas transmission and local distribution companies listed on the following page who supported GTI Project 20614. Neither GTI, the members of GTI, the Sponsor(s), nor any person acting on behalf of any of them:a. Makes any warranty or representation, express or implied with respect to the accuracy, completeness,or usefulness of the information contained in this report, or that the use of any information, apparatus,method, or process disclosed in this report may not infringe privately-owned rights. Inasmuch as this project is experimental in nature, the technical information, results, or conclusions cannot be predicted.Conclusions and analysis of results by GTI represent GTI's opinion based on inferences frommeasurements and empirical relationships, which inferences and assumptions are not infallible, and withrespect to which competent specialists may differ.b. Assumes any liability with respect to the use of, or for any and all damages resulting from the use of,any information, apparatus, method, or process disclosed in this report; any other use of, or reliance on,this report by any third party is at the third party's sole risk.c. The results within this report relate only to the items tested.
 
Pipeline Quality Biomethane: North American Guidance Document for Introduction of Dairy Waste Derived Biomethane into Existing Natural Gas Networks
 
Acknowledgements
GTI would like to express its sincere gratitude to the sponsors of this work for their interest, assistanceand financial support:Alliander Avista CorporationEl Paso Pipeline GroupKEMA Netherland, B.V.Intermountain GasGas Distribution Corp. National Fuels National Grid Nicor Gas NiSource Inc. NYSEG (New York State Electric & Gas Corporation) Northwest Pipeline Corp.Pacific Gas & ElectricPECO Energy Company, an Exelon CompanyPuget Sound Energy, Inc.Questar Gas CompanySouthwest Gas Corp.TECO Peoples GasTransCanada Pipelines LimitedOTD
Red Team Review
GTI sincerely thanks the following Professors and biomethane/anaerobic digester experts for theircontribution to the quality of this document, with particular focus on Task 3, the Draft GuidanceDocument.
 
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor, Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural Science, University of California, Davis
 
Dr. Conly Hansen, P.E., Professor and Director, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Utah StateUniversity
 
Dr. Albert J. Heber, P.E., Professor and Director, Purdue Agricultural Air QualityLaboratories, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Purdue University
 
David C. Ludington, President, DLTech, Ithaca, NY
 
Curt Gooch, P.E., Senior Extension Associate, Department of Biological and EnvironmentalEngineering, Cornell University (Task 1, 2 and 3 assistance)
Biomethane Producers
 GTI is grateful to the following biomethane producers for contributing samples to this project andgenerously allowing full access to their production facilities.Agri-Waste Energy, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota

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