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Mighty CCS projects from little Acorns grow

The ground-breaking Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage Project is set to move forwards after being awarded funding from the EU funding round ‘Accelerating CCS Technologies’ (ACT), part of the ERA-NET programme. Acorn represents an exciting step forwards for CCS in the UK, especially after several false starts over recent years.

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Acorn project wins EU funding to progress CCS in the UK

The Acorn project, a full chain small scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in North East Scotland, has reached another milestone with support from the EU funding round “Advancing CCS Technologies” (ACT), a part of the ERA-NET programme. The project, being developed by CO2DeepStore, has been approved for funding under the programme to progress feasibility studies in 2017 and 2018. Pale Blue Dot Energy is leading the ACT study consortium which also includes Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, Bellona (Norway), Liverpool University and Radboud University (Netherlands).

CO2 re-use can create a new manufacturing sector for Scotland

A new report outlines how the capture and re-use of CO2 can create a new Circular Economy led manufacturing sector for Scotland. The study titled “Actions required to develop a roadmap towards a Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Strategy for Scotland (2016)”, was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise and delivered by Pale Blue Dot Energy and the University of Sheffield. The study highlights the significant potential to create a new high value manufacturing sector built on existing infrastructure and skills.

Hazel and Luke Robertson, Aonach Eagach ridge. Photo credit: Hamish Frost (Hamish Frost Photography)

Pale Blue Dot Consultant embarking on world first expedition

Pale Blue Dot Energy are proud to be supporting one of our team, Hazel, as she and her husband Luke embark on a world first expedition in Alaska this summer. They will be covering the length of Alaska (2,000 miles in 80 days) by human power (running, biking and kayaking). Hazel has a strong track record for doing crazy athletic things and has completed, among others, the Cape Wrath ultra-marathon and the ‘Ice Ultra’ ultra-marathon. Last year Luke made history by becoming the first Scot, youngest Brit and first person in history with a pacemaker to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted to the South Pole; this year they get to do something together.

Trash to Cash: Making Money from CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is big news today, mostly because of the proved link with man-made climate change and the consequences of this. But, it’s not all like that.  More and more manufacturing and energy businesses are finding that they are losing an opportunity by simply dumping this valuable by-product into the sky because they are simply unaware of its potential.

Does your business have a waste stream of carbon dioxide? Do you want to improve your bottom line profit by turning a waste stream into a revenue stream?