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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

Storegga, Shell, and Harbour Energy become equal partners in the Acorn Project with the signing of the Acorn Development Agreement
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  • April 16, 2021

Storegga, Shell, and Harbour Energy become equal partners in the Acorn Project with the signing of the Acorn Development Agreement

Storegga, through its wholly owned subsidiary Pale Blue Dot Energy, Shell, and Harbour Energy (“Harbour”), the partners in the Acorn Project, one of the largest and most mature UK CCS and hydrogen projects, have today become equal partners in the project through the signing of the Acorn Development Agreement (“ADA”). As equal partners, Storegga, Shell…

  • News
  • April 12, 2021

Acorn Project Partner Update

Pale Blue Dot, the lead developers of the Acorn Project, are progressing a new development agreement with industry partners Shell and Harbour Energy, to form a strong partnership to take this important Project through to a final investment decision. Total, one of the first industrial partners on Acorn, wishes the Project well but has decided…

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