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Acorn unlocks the
carbon capture and storage and hydrogen infrastructure essential for meeting our
Net Zero targets.

About Acorn

Well-placed

Acorn is strategically located in Aberdeenshire to make best use of legacy oil and gas infrastructure and Scotland's excellent geology for CO2 storage. The region is also committed to developing hydrogen as a fuel of the future.

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Efficient

Acorn can grow as the demand to store CO2 grows. We'll start with modest quantities to begin with and use this to kick-start a much larger CO2 transportation and storage solution.

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Delivers for Net Zero

Acorn can be operating by the mid 2020s, establishing the infrastructure essential for meeting UK Net Zero targets, and helping to build a fairer, more resilient economy - transforming our carbon intensive industries and sustaining jobs.

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A LOW CAPITAL COST START

Eliminating around

5/6Mt of CO2

per year by 2030,

starting with existing CO2 emissions from the St Fergus gas terminal.

PIPELINE
REUSE

From St Fergus

420km

of exisiting offshore pipeline suitable for reuse for CO2 transport.
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OFFSHORE STORAGE

Around

30%

of the UK’s CO2 storage lies within 50km of the St Fergus pipeline corridors.
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GAS
ACCESS

Around

35%

of all natural gas used in the UK is processed at St Fergus. Natural gas supply is key to bulk hydrogen generation. 

Latest news

Alliance agreement between the Acorn Project and Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station
  • News
  • June 10, 2021

Alliance agreement between the Acorn Project and Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station

The Acorn Project partners (PBD, Shell and Harbour), are pleased to announce an alliance with the new low-carbon power station being planned by SSE Thermal and Equinor in Peterhead, North East Scotland. The alliance will see the power station’s captured emissions piped into Acorn’s CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, making the newly announced Peterhead Carbon…

“Back the Scottish Cluster” Campaign Launched

“Back the Scottish Cluster” Campaign Launched

The Scottish Cluster – uniting communities, industries, and businesses to deliver Carbon Capture and Storage (“CCS”), hydrogen and other low carbon technologies, supporting Scotland, the UK and Europe to meet net zero goals, while creating low carbon jobs and sustaining vital but hard to abate industries The Scottish Cluster, led by a cross-sector group of…

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“CCS is a necessity, not an option.” Committee on Climate Change, May 2019