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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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LOW CAPITAL COST CO2

Eliminating between

5-10Mt

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

North Sea Midstream Partners become participants in the Acorn Project
  • News
  • December 7, 2021

North Sea Midstream Partners become participants in the Acorn Project

07 December 2021 – The Acorn Partners – Storegga, Shell U.K Limited (“Shell”) and Harbour Energy (“Harbour”) – are pleased to announce that North Sea Midstream Partners (“NSMP”) has acquired a 10% interest to become a participant in the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (“CCS”) and Hydrogen Project. Storegga, Shell and Harbour each now hold…

Partnership formed to build Scotland’s low carbon workforce
  • News
  • November 17, 2021

Partnership formed to build Scotland’s low carbon workforce

OPITO, the global safety and skills body for the energy industry, has announced the agreement of a memorandum of understanding (“MoU”) with the Acorn Project and Scottish Cluster, to develop a blueprint of industrial skilling and reskilling training for the low carbon economy.  The Acorn Project, developed by Storegga in partnership with Shell UK and…

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