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

July 14, 2022

Newsletter #2 – A word from our Project Coordinator

Green methanol is one of the key technologies which will help decarbonise the transport sector. Its potential as a fuel is immense, but there are strong […]
July 14, 2022

Researchers optimise green methanol production to reduce transport carbon emissions

BRUSSELS, 14 JULY 2022 – For the last year, ten European and Japanese research expert organisations have been working together on the LAURELIN project to develop […]
May 26, 2022

LAURELIN celebrates first year of research with advances in making the production of e-methanol more efficient

On 13 and 17 May 2022, the consortium of the LAURELIN project gathered online to celebrate the first year of research and took stock of the […]

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.