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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

Scotland’s net zero infrastructure receives major boost
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  • March 17, 2021

Scotland’s net zero infrastructure receives major boost

Scotland took a step closer to its net zero carbon goals today [17th March 2021] with the announcement of over £30m of UK Government funding for a suite of initiatives linked to the Acorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The industry match funded initiative, called Scotland’s Net Zero Infrastructure (SNZI) programme, brings together academic…

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  • March 3, 2021

Independent UK carbon reduction company Storegga attracts international investment to support development of leading carbon capture and storage project

Storegga, the parent company of Pale Blue Dot, the lead project developer of the Acorn Project, today announced an important round of international investment in the independent UK carbon reduction and removal company. GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund and  Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a global trading and investment company, have become new investors in Storegga, alongside a…

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