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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

Scottish Cluster expected to deliver 20,600 jobs in the next decade
  • News
  • July 21, 2021

Scottish Cluster expected to deliver 20,600 jobs in the next decade

The Scottish Cluster, led by a cross-sector group of Scottish industrial CO2 emitters and the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (“CCS”) and Hydrogen Project Partners, is pleased to publish the key findings of a report on the employment impact of the Scottish Cluster in Scotland. The report was commissioned by Storegga, the lead developer of…

Acorn Project partners, Storegga, Shell U.K. and Harbour Energy, sign MoU with the owners of the SEGAL and FUKA gas terminals at St Fergus
  • News
  • July 16, 2021

Acorn Project partners, Storegga, Shell U.K. and Harbour Energy, sign MoU with the owners of the SEGAL and FUKA gas terminals at St Fergus

Milestone agreement shows momentum towards historic opportunity to decarbonise Scottish industrial cluster Storegga – through its wholly owned subsidiary Pale Blue Dot Energy -, Shell U.K. (“Shell”) and Harbour Energy (“Harbour”), the partners in the Acorn Project are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with two key industrial customers on…

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