Acorn is a low-cost, low-risk carbon capture and storage project specifically designed to make best use of existing oil and gas infrastructure and a well understood offshore CO2 storage site to quickly unlock large-scale CO2 transport and storage solutions for the east coast of the UK and beyond. The project, being developed by Pale Blue Dot Energy, is recognised as a European Project of Common Interest and is located at the St Fergus Gas Terminal in North East Scotland – an active industrial site where around 35% of all the natural gas used in the UK comes onshore, and a perfect site for an early CCUS catalyst project.
The ACT Acorn programme is a close collaboration between eight European partner organisations, designed to accelerate CCS deployment at Acorn and across Europe. Each partner brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience. Their combined work has delivered all of the research documents available to download from the different themes on this website.
At the end of this ERA-NET ACT funded study, Acorn will be ready to enter front-end engineering and design (known as FEED studies) prior to an investment decision and, ultimately, construction. With the right set of circumstances, Acorn could be operating in the early 2020s, helping the UK meet its climate targets and providing a valuable blueprint for the decarbonisation of regions dependent on the fossil fuel industry and its products.
ACT Acorn Final Event keynote from the UK Committee on Climate Change
The ACT Acorn Project unveiled findings from its international research collaboration at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, on 23 January 2019. The event featured five themed talks, two Q&A sessions, and an excellent closing keynote speech from Chris Stark, CEO of the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Hear what the CCC has to say on the importance of rapid deployment of carbon capture and storage.