By Jaime Llinares Taboada


Storegga Geotechnologies, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Harbour Energy PLC said Friday they have signed an agreement for the development of the Acorn CCS and hydrogen project in Scotland.

The companies said they have become equal partners and will develop the carbon-capture and hydrogen project through to final investment decision, construction, operation and beyond.

Acorn is expected to be storing at least 5 million metric tons a year of carbon dioxide by 2030, half the emissions set out in the U.K. Government's targets for 2030.

In addition, Acorn could be reforming North Sea natural gas into hydrogen by the middle of the decade, with associated emissions being captured and stored under the sea.


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