• Shell joins Pale Blue Dot’s Acorn CCS project in Scotland

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell and oil exploration and production company Chrysaor are to join Pale Blue Dot’s Acorn carbon capture and storage project at the St Fergus gas plant near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A spokesman for Shell said that the partnership is looking “at CCUS, potentially hydrogen and options to decarbonise the St Fergus industrial area. It’s early days. We’re doing some technical studies around what needs to happen to get the building blocks together and figure it out.” Shell is hoping that some of its Goldeneye oil and gas field infrastructure can be used as part of the Acorn project, which in June received a £4.8 million (US$5.82 million/€5.25 million) government grant to help pay for detailed design work.