In December, ERA-NET ACT reflected on the strong presence of first-phase ACT projects, including Acorn, at the GHGT-14 conference in Melbourne, Australia, two months previously.
The event, held every two years by the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Program (IEAGHG), is a global gathering of experts on carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technologies.
Researchers from the Acorn, ALIGN-CCUS, DETECT and Pre-ACT projects provided more than 1000 delegates with a range of oral presentations, posters and other opportunities for knowledge exchange.
Read the ERA-NET ACT news piece here.
Video: Brian Allison of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at GHGT-14
(Photo: ERA-NET ACT)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00 (12 - 1pm CEST)
The ACT Acorn Consortium has held its first webinar, Acorn 2025: a pathway to decarbonising the UK, which introduced the Acorn project as a “look back” from the year 2025.
The Acorn CCS project is a full-chain industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) project being developed in north east Scotland. The linked ACT Acorn project is an international research collaboration co-funded by BEIS and the European Commission, and outputs are an important contribution to the development of Acorn.
From the webinar's future perspective, our speakers showcased results from the ACT Acorn study, focusing on the growth of an integrated CCS network from an initial capture plant at St Fergus, which now handles CO2 from a variety of sources – including CO2 from the local production of hydrogen and imported from other countries.
Our audience heard from several members of the consortium, who addressed different areas of the study, from the technical details of construction and initial CO2 injection into the storage site to public perception as well as the policy and regulatory issues the project faced.
The speakers assessed the importance of this early research in reaching significant project milestones in the UK and pointed to Acorn’s vital role as one of several major success stories from the UK and Scottish Government’s respective clean growth and energy strategies.
- Chair: Kirsty Lynch, Pale Blue Dot Energy
- Alan James, Pale Blue Dot Energy
- Juan Alcalde, University of Aberdeen
- Leslie Mabon, Robert Gordon University
- Marko Maver, Bellona Foundation
ACT Acorn is funded by the Accelerating CCS technologies (ACT) co-fund of ERA-NET under the Horizon 2020 programme. ACT comprises nine countries and the European Commission, and our project has received funding from BEIS (UK), RCN (Norway) and RVO (The Netherlands).