ACORN CCS Pale Blue Dot Energy are leading the development of Acorn CCS - a low-cost, low-risk carbon capture and storage (CCS) project located at the St Fergus Gas Terminal in North East Scotland.
The project is designed to be built quickly, taking advantage of existing oil and gas infrastructure and a well understood offshore CO2 storage site to unlock the huge CO2 storage potential of the UK Central North Sea. Designated as a European Project of Common Interest (PCI), Acorn CCS is an important catalyst for clean growth in the north east of the UK and beyond.
Establishing the initial Acorn CCS infrastructure creates opportunities to develop:
- A major hydrogen and CCS hub at St Fergus Gas Terminal where around 35% of all the natural gas used in the UK comes onshore .
- An economic opportunity for the deep-water port at Peterhead A repurposed onshore pipeline to deal with Scotland’s Central Belt emissions.
- An international CO2 storage hub in the Central North Sea that unlocks CO2 transportation and storage solutions for other UK carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) clusters.
Acorn CCS is currently undertaking the detailed design phase of development and is progressing with funding from the European Union, the UK Government, and industry partners. With the right support, Acorn CCS could be operating in 2024.
The UK Government, and industry partners. With the right support, Acorn CCS could be operating in 2024