Pale Blue Dot is awarded £2.7m by the UK Government to progress the Acorn hydrogen and CCS project at St Fergus. A co-founder of NECCUS, the Aberdeen based low carbon energy consultancy has led the way in both technologies in the UK in recent years.  Pale Blue Dot’s Commercial Director, Sam Gommersall, said, Acorn Hydrogen is a hugely exciting project that is a critical step for Scotland and the UK to reach its ambitious climate change targets. We are working extremely hard, alongside our project study partners: Chrysaor, Shell and Total, to progress this important component of the wider Acorn initiatives, in the aim that Acorn Hydrogen’s first injection of hydrogen into the gas grid is in 2025.’

Minister for business, energy and clean growth, Kwasi Kwarteng, said,

‘Hydrogen offers the opportunity of a cleaner, greener fuel for heating our homes and getting us from A to B. The innovative Acorn project is a clear step in that direction – particularly in this year of climate action.’