Perspectives & News

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.

ACT Acorn partners pass first milestone in study to initiate CCS in the UK

This press release was initially posted on the ACT Acorn project website:

The ground-breaking Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project has now begun a feasibility study after concluding funding from the European Union’s funding round Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT).

Acorn CCS infrastructure project secures European support

The Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) infrastructure project “CO2 Sapling” has been adopted by the EU as a Project of Common Interest (PCI). The PCI programme supports the development of a low carbon integrated energy infrastructure for Europe including providing funding for significant infrastructure construction. CO2 Sapling involves the development of CO2 pipeline and shipping infrastructure from the Acorn hub at St Fergus and Peterhead in North East Scotland.

Acorn project unlocks UK clean growth

The Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project, its developers CO2DeepStore and consulting partners Pale Blue Dot Energy welcome the launch today of the UK Governments long awaited Clean Growth Strategy. The plan confirms the UKs commitment to its carbon reduction obligations as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008 which commits the UK to an 80% reduction on 1990 emissions by 2050. Carbon capture and storage is an essential part of this clean growth. Acorn is set to be the UKs first CCS project.