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

October 17, 2023

Interview with our partner Process Design Center (PDC)

Why did the Process Design Center join the LAURELIN project?   Raf Roelant, Process Design Center (PDC): Putting a stop to global warming is probably the biggest challenge […]
October 17, 2023

EU-Japan research Cluster event: New e-fuel production methods for sustainable transport

Wednesday 22 November – 9:30 – 16:00 (UTC/GMT + 9hours) University of Tokyo: Hongo Campus On 22 November 2023, the LAURELIN Consortium will organise an EU-Japan […]
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. […]

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.