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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 in 2024, 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

340,000

tonnes per year

of existing CO2 emissions from the St Fergus gas terminal.

PIPELINE
REUSE

More than

£750

million

cost savings from reuse of high capacity on and offshore pipelines.

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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

Acorn set to receive Scottish Government funding for post Covid-19 energy transition
  • News
  • June 12, 2020

Acorn set to receive Scottish Government funding for post Covid-19 energy transition

The Acorn carbon capture and storage and hydrogen project has been named as a major energy transition initiative set to receive support from the Scottish Government to help drive forward Scotland’s ambitious Net Zero carbon targets by 2045. The funding, which is part of a five year, £62m package will be provided by a new…

Pale Blue Dot Welcomes Industrial Strategy Challenge Funding
  • News
  • April 17, 2020

Pale Blue Dot Welcomes Industrial Strategy Challenge Funding

Two Scottish decarbonisation projects have attracted seed funding from UK Research and Innovation to conduct further work on CO2 reduction programmes, aimed at helping Scotland meet its ambitious Net Zero target by 2045 and the UK to meet its target by 2050. Scotland’s Net Zero Infrastructure project, led by Pale Blue Dot Energy, in partnership with…

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