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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

300,000

tonnes per year

of 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

Government commitment to low carbon technology provides a major step forward for green recovery
  • News
  • November 18, 2020

Government commitment to low carbon technology provides a major step forward for green recovery

St Fergus in North East Scotland could be home to critical net zero infrastructure. Image Credit: Shell Pale Blue Dot, the lead developer of the Acorn carbon capture and storage and hydrogen project in Scotland warmly welcomes today’s announcement of a further investment in low carbon technology.  Nick Cooper, CEO of Pale Blue Dot, said, …

Hydrogen Demand – Expression of Interest
  • News
  • September 10, 2020

Hydrogen Demand – Expression of Interest

The Hydrogen in Scotland report published in September 2020 summarises that Scotland could be producing 121 TWh of hydrogen by 2050 through a combination of hydrogen supplied from the reforming of natural gas with carbon capture and storage (blue hydrogen) and the electrolysis of water (green hydrogen). Acorn Hydrogen will initiate large scale hydrogen production…

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