One of the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s key promises is “to make the EU the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050.” Such bold ambitions need to be backed by ground-breaking technologies, like the ones to be investigated by the HORIZON 2020 LAURELIN project. More specifically, LAURELIN aims at accelerating the production of renewable methanol for transport.

Renewable methanol reduces carbon emissions by 65% to 95% depending on the feedstock and conversion process. This is one of the highest potential reductions of any fuel currently being developed. By deploying carbon capture and use (CCU) technologies, the LAURELIN project will help decarbonising sectors such as energy-intensive process industries like cement, lime, chemicals, steel and other metals or transportation (e.g. road, air, maritime).

Latest news

September 21, 2023

LAURELIN’s research work presented at the 2023 Europacat Conference in Prague

On 27 August 2023, Dr. M. Potter from the Department of Chemistry of the University College London presented the LAURELIN project during the Europacat 2023 Conference. […]
August 15, 2023

The ‘Fit For 55’ package: opportunities for green methanol – Briefing paper

Aliénor, project partner of the LAURELIN consortium, drafted a briefing paper regarding the ‘Fit For 55’ package. Presented in July 2021 by the European Commission, the […]
July 25, 2023

Horizon Results Booster initiative – Video

The LAURELIN project is one of the research projects funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Results Boosters initiative, alongside three other projects: GICO, SO-FREE, and BLAZE. […]

Facts in Brief

Funding organisation

European Commission – Horizon 2020


May 2021 – April 2025

Funding amount

€4.4 million


Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico


LAURELIN gathers ten partners from research organisations, higher education institutions and SMEs from four EU countries, UK and Japan.