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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. 

Latest news

Scottish Cluster Response to BEIS Cluster Sequencing Announcement
  • News
  • October 19, 2021

Scottish Cluster Response to BEIS Cluster Sequencing Announcement

Nick Cooper (CEO of Storegga) on behalf of the Scottish Cluster said: “Whilst we are disappointed of the outcome of the sequencing bid, we remain convinced of the potential and significant advantages of the Scottish Cluster and are committed to the development of CCS to support decarbonisation of UK industry and power. We have been very clear…

Scottish Cluster set to support Thames Estuary decarbonisation by shipping CO2 emissions through Peterhead Port
  • News
  • October 12, 2021

Scottish Cluster set to support Thames Estuary decarbonisation by shipping CO2 emissions through Peterhead Port

The Acorn Project which provides the backbone CO2 transport and storage infrastructure for the Scottish Cluster, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Project Cavendish (a collaboration between Arup, VPI, National Grid Ventures, Shell, SSE Thermal and Uniper). Project Cavendish aims to establish a 700MW low carbon hydrogen production facility based in the Thames…

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