Hydrogen presents an exciting opportunity to help achieve the global energy transition to a low carbon economy. With its history of innovation and technology development for the oil and gas industry, Scotland could be at the forefront of this transition creating new opportunities for businesses.
Hydrogen is emerging as an exciting future energy source to help drastically cut emissions from those ‘hard to decarbonise’ sectors (heat, transport and industry) that have haunted the dreams of our Energy and Environment Ministers over the last decade.
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.
In 2016, Pale Blue Dot Energy completed a UK CO2 storage appraisal project for DECC. Shortly after completing the project, Sam Gomersall presented the results in the form of a Shipping Forecast. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast (24/08/2017) we are delighted to share it once again.
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.