A team of experts in Scotland have won funding from the European Union to test the viability of a plan to develop low-cost carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK. Project ‘Acorn’ is a full-chain, small-scale carbon capture and storage project in North East Scotland, and thanks to new cash from the EU’s Advancing CCS Technologies (ACT) funding round which was announced yesterday the team can start viability tests later this year. The amount of funding awarded was not disclosed. The project’s developers, CO2 DeepStore, an affiliate of Scottish energy consultants Pale Blue Dot Energy, believe the programme could offer a low-cost entry point for CCS in the UK by providing a starting point to build a wider network of CCS infrastructure.
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