Scotland’s decarbonisation ambitions get cash boost from UK Gov


Two Scottish decarbonisation projects have been boosted by UK Government funding to further their work on CO2 reduction.

Pale Blue Dot Energy, the Aberdeen-based lead developer behind the Acorn Project, is set to receive around £100,000 to develop its plans for deploying CO2 gathering and shipping infrastructure to decarbonise the industrial cluster in the Central Belt of Scotland.

The second project, a partnership led by NECCUS (the North East Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Alliance), attracted a similar amount to develop a roadmap, which will set out in detail how low carbon and Net Zero industrial clusters can be achieved in the coming years.

Crucially, the funding allows both organisations to progress to the next round of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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