The grants ranging from £50,000 to £250,000 will to go businesses and projects located in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Peterhead Port Authority
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has visited Peterhead port for a brief on the carbon capture and storage ambitions of the north-east of Scotland.
Chief financial officer Stephen Paterson is now acting chief executive.
Meanwhile First Minister Humza Yousaf called for an end to "dithering and delay" for Acorn CCS funding.
ScottishEnterprise and Peterhead Port Authority have commissioned a study on the opportunities the energy transition can bring the area.
Fishing has been the lifeblood of Peterhead for 400 years and that’s not about to change any time soon.
A boss at Peterhead Port Authority has hailed carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a once in a generation opportunity for the town.
Aberdeen harbour bosses have said “further investigation” would be needed before it could become a free port as suggested by Boris Johnson.
One of the world's biggest dredgers is heading for Peterhead as an economic renaissance takes off in the Blue Toon.
Ports in the north-east of Scotland have denied charging oil support vessels over the odds for harbour berthing spaces and services.