The St Fergus Gas Terminal occupies a windswept stretch of coastline in north-east Scotland, where natural gas has come ashore since the 1970s. The facility six miles north of the port town of Peterhead is the landing point for several offshore pipelines, which bring around a quarter of all the UK’s gas onshore.

A north-east project could be the “stepping point” to begin large-scale use of technology to reduce carbon emissions in the UK, according to its manager.

Alan James is the managing director of Pale Blue Dot Energy, the firm behind the Acorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the St Fergus gas terminal near Peterhead.

On 28 and 29 June, our ACT Acorn colleagues from the University of Liverpool were in celebration mode during their LivRockDef15 meeting, organised to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Liverpool Rock Deformation Laboratory, founded by Professor Daniel Faulkner.

We recently announced that the ACT Acorn study is halfway complete, but our dedicated research teams in the UK, the Netherlands and Norway are still working hard to deliver the next half of the project. The reports completed so far are available from the Downloads section of our website, and with several reports yet to be made available, here is a taster of some of what we have in store over the coming months.

Storage Development Plans

As work proceeds on different areas of the ACT Acorn project, we bring you the latest reports, which are now available in the new Downloads section of our website.

With the first two project milestones now complete, you’ll find reports on, for example, CO2 supply options for building out from the initial full-chain project and more about the Feeder 10 gas pipeline, which will be a key piece in the Acorn jigsaw. Other important research includes work to identify the most suitable CO2 storage site for the project.