Major expansion for Acorn CCS in Aberdeenshire with new carbon storage licences

The Acorn CCS project in Aberdeenshire is to expand after being awarded fresh carbon storage licences in the North Sea.

Map of Acorn CCS expansion.

Initially planned to store carbon in the former Goldeneye gas field operated by Shell, the development will now also include with two new CO2 stores: Acorn East and East Mey.

For Acorn, it means the system’s capacity will ramp up to store a huge around 240 million tonnes of CO2 in total.

To put that into perspective, the UK estimates some 20-30 million tonnes of CO2 storage per year will be needed by 2030 to meet net zero targets, and more than 50 million tonnes per year by 2035.

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