Strategic UK CCS Storage Appraisal

  • SME Consultants Pale Blue Dot Energy will work on a new project with up to £2.5m of funding provided by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  • The project will identify the next phase of sites under the North Sea most suitable for storing CO2 emissions

Aberdeen-based consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy supported by Axis Well Technology and Costain is delivering a project which will identify the next phase of sites deep under the seabed in UK waters to store CO2 emissions from coal and gas power stations and heavy industry plants.

The 12 month project is being delivered by the ETI and funded with up to £2.5m from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). It will progress the appraisal of five selected storage sites towards readiness for Final Investment Decisions, de-risking these stores for potential future storage developers.

All the results from this project will be made publicly available to support roll out of CCS in the UK.

The project will make use of CO2 Stored – the UK’s CO2 storage atlas – which was created from the ETI’s UK Storage Appraisal Project and is now made publically available and being developed by The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey. The results will be shared with the CCS community at the end of the project. Information on CO2Stored is available at