Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd                            NETS0045



Written evidence from Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd



What contribution could NETs (through DACCS, BECCS, and/or other NETs) make to achieving net zero by 2050?





Which ‘hard to decarbonise’ sectors could benefit most from NETs, and which should be prioritised?


At what technological stage are current NETs, and what is the likely timeframe that will allow NETs to be operational at scale in the UK?









What are, and have been, the barriers to further development of NETs? How can such barriers be overcome?





What, if any, are the links and co-benefits to other technological innovations, such as sustainable aviation fuel or sustainability in the energy sector?




What are the trade-offs between availability of land and availability of sustainable biomass to make NETs a viable option in and beyond the UK?   N/A



What are the options for the storage of captured carbon, whether onshore or offshore?






What other drawbacks for the environment and society would need to be overcome to make NETs operational?



Given the proposed role of NETs in climate change modelling, is there a danger of over-reliance on these technologies in net zero strategies?


How should the UK Government support the further development of NETs?


What policy changes, if any, are needed to ensure the UK gains a competitive advantage and remains at the cutting edge of this sector?



The Government has indicated it will publish a Biomass Strategy in 2022, including the role of BECCS. What should be included in this strategy?



Details of Respondent

Name of respondent

Storegga Geotechnolgies Ltd

Information about organisation

Storegga is a British business fully focussed upon the development of net zero infrastructure to support and drive industrial decarbonisation in the UK and elsewhere in the world.


Storegga, in partnership with Carbon Engineering, the leading Canadian pioneer of commercial scale direct air capture technology (DAC), is in pre-FEED to build a first of its kind 1MPTA direct air capture facility in North East Scotland.  This facility will be connected by direct pipeline to the Acorn permanent storage facility.


Storegga owns Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited, the Lead Developer for the Acorn Project. The Acorn Project is a collaborative joint venture among Storegga, Shell UK and Harbour Energy (the Acorn Participants). Storegga, along with partners is developing infrastructure across the entire carbon ecosystem – power and industrial carbon capture, hydrogen, transport, Direct Air Capture, CO2 shipping services and permanent deep geological storage.


Contact name and email

Alan James

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Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd


November 2021