Scotland is already home to some world leading carbon reduction technology projects.

This is because Scotland offers net zero project developers some unique advantages:

Why Scotland

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Scotland's workforce

Scotland has a large, highly skilled workforce that can deliver a net zero economy

Scotland's CO2 storage

Scotland has the well understood geology to deliver large scale CO2 storage

Scotland's infrastructure

Scotland has the infrastructure in the shape of pipelines, ports and terminals to deliver net zero quickly and cost-effectively


The use of renewable energy has tripled in Scotland over the last ten years, and Scotland has one of the largest future build outs of wind energy in the UK.

Just transition

Scotland is unique in committing political will to what's known as a just transition. This is an economic concept that underpins the idea that those who work in or who rely on carbon intensive industries cannot or should not be left disadvantaged as technology changes.

Current Decarbonisation Projects

Scotland is home to a range of ongoing projects delivering net zero across the areas that industry and the wider economy needs. NECCUS is supporting a range of activities from the borders to Shetland, and a selection of them are highlighted here


The Acorn Project provides critically important carbon capture and storage and hydrogen infrastructure, helping industries and homes across the country to decarbonise.

ERM Dolphyn

The ERM Dolphyn (Deepwater Offshore Local Production of Hydrogen) project is an innovative solution for the production of ‘green’ hydrogen at scale from offshore wind.

MSIP Dundee

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) is an ambitious joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council, and Scottish Enterprise, created to generate economic growth in Scotland and support a fair and just transition to a net zero economy.

SSE Peterhead PowerStation

SSE Thermal is exploring opportunities for decarbonised power generation at Peterhead, using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, to allow the site to continue providing flexible and reliable energy in a net zero world.

Carbon Engineering

These projects will create high quality construction and operational jobs across a variety of industries and disciplines, such as electrical, programming, steel, piping, automation, and mechanical.


The ORION project was initiated in April 2020 with Shetland Island Council (SIC) and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) working together in partnership with HIE and industry.

EMEC Hydrogen

Based in Orkney, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is focussed on green hydrogen production from wind and tidal energy at their Hydrogen Production Plant on the island of Eday.

SGN H100

On the east coast of Scotland, SGN's H100 Fife project is developing a world-first 100% hydrogen gas network.



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