Acorn in Rhyme

To mark World Poetry Day (21st March), it is a pleasure to share a poem from our Commercial Director Sam Gomersall on the Acorn CCS project. 

Put Acorn into rhyme!
Explain the project in a line!
Charlie asks for such stuff,
Doing a blog is not enough.

Acorn captures waste CO2,
Emitted process from the flue,
Cleaned, dried and compressed,
Such efficiency, you’re impressed.
St Fergus is the place it’s been,
A little north of Aberdeen.

Re-use the Atlantic pipe and more,
To transport the CO2 offshore,
Inject it deep down the wellbore,
For sequestration in the store.

With existing pipe already in place,
The project can move at a pace.
Ready to go by 2023,
Other projects will be able to see,
Technical experience to be gained,
Risk allocation, business model explained.

The Acorn Project by Pale Blue Dot,
Seeks investors for the pot,
A partnership with government in,
Can deliver the Project as a win.

Once on line, more it can take,
Decarbonised gas can it make,
Ship imports to Peterhead,
Central belt emissions can be fed.

So let’s collaborate to make it go,
The Acorn seed thus to sow,
Time for action and to make,
A mighty oak for climate’s sake.

Beyond Petroleum – the UK Oil and Gas Industry Vision 2035

As the Oil and Gas Authority continues to work with industry to develop a single, compelling vision for the UK oil and gas industry, it is important to ensure that the Vision adequately addresses the threats and opportunities created by the transition to a low carbon future.

CO2 reuse and the Low Carbon Transition – recent presentations

Tim Dumenil, Creative Spirit at Pale Blue Dot Energy, presented at All-Energy 2017 and the Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference (WDSC 2017). Tim’s presentation subjects included CO2 reuse and the low carbon transition for distilling. Below is an introduction to the three papers, with links to the full papers and posters/slides.

All-Energy is the UK’s largest renewable energy event which takes place annually showcasing the complete range of renewable and sustainable technologies.

The Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference is a world leading conference dedicated to distilled spirits that take place every three years.

PBD_Acorns on the rocks

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.