October 2017

The Acorn project, its developers CO2DeepStore and consulting partners Pale Blue Dot Energy welcome the launch today (5th Oct 2017) of the study looking at the value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for the UK. The report “Clean Air-Clean Industry-Clean Growth; How Carbon capture will boost the UK economy” concludes that CCS will add £129bn of societal and economic benefits to the UK.

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June 2017

CO2DeepStore sign multiparty MoU with China to explore investment in the Acorn CCS project in North East Scotland

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) provides for the UK-China Guangdong CCUS Centre (GDCCUSC), New Silk Road Energy and CO2DeepStore to jointly identify Chinese investment for the Acorn CCS project in North East Scotland following China’s Belt and Road initiative.

GDCCUSC and CO2DeepStore will also jointly facilitate two-way knowledge transfer between the Acorn CCS Project and the Guangdong Offshore Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Project (GOCCUS), two flagship projects in the UK and in Guangdong, China respectively.

Full press release: British and Chinese Companies Develop Energy and Climate Change Innovation and Financing Platform Together

May 2017

The Acorn project has received 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).

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April 2017

Working with study partners, CO2DeepStore submitted an application to the EU for the Acorn infrastructure build out to be listed as a project of common interest (PCI). The project is called CO2Sapling.

May 2015

CO2DeepStore to support UK CO2 Storage appraisal.  The twelve month project is funded by DECC and will start in May 2015.  It will deliver a screened and appraised portfolio of offshore deep geological CO2 Storage sites for potential deployment in future Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects.

July 2014

Process Enterprise Systems (PSE) launch the world’s first modelling software for CCS.  It is the product of a £3m Energy Technologies Institute-funded project established to support the future design, operation and roll-out of cost-effective CCS systems in the UK.  The project involved CO2DeepStore, E.ON, EDF, Rolls-Royce, PSE and E4tech.

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March 2014

Sam Gomersall presents at the Carbon Capture Journal conference on the Captain Clean Energy Project, a CCS project at Grangemouth.

Ian Phillips presents at the IMechE conference on the Captain Clean Energy Project, a CCS project at Grangemouth.