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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. 

Acorn Consultation 2021

This is the latest event in the Acorn CCS public engagement programme. We are committed to an open and ongoing dialogue throughout the project, and are delighted that we have finally been able to hold a face-to-face consultation event at the St Fergus Community Hall on Thursday 19th August.

Latest news

The Acorn Project welcomes the UK Hydrogen Strategy
  • News
  • August 17, 2021

The Acorn Project welcomes the UK Hydrogen Strategy

Nick Cooper, Chief Executive of Storegga, lead developer of Acorn CCS and Hydrogen Project, welcomed the UK Hydrogen Strategy, commenting: “Hydrogen is crucial to rapidly support our low carbon transition and is a major tool in the UK reaching Net Zero. The ambition of the UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy is encouraging and more definition of…

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…

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