Pioneering technology that “sucks” carbon dioxide out of the air could be up and running in Aberdeenshire around the middle of the decade. Banchory-based Pale Blue Dot Energy (PBDE) is working with Canadian firm Carbon Engineering (CE) to develop the UK’s first commercial-scale direct air capture (DAC) plant. They are considering building it close to PBD’s planned Acorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at St Fergus gas terminal, near Peterhead. If it goes ahead, the project could deliver huge environmental and economic advantages to Scotland and the UK. A large-scale DAC plant would create around 1,500 jobs during construction and 100-200 for the operational phase, said Steve Oldham, CE’s chief executive.
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