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

December 20, 2021

Newsletter #1 – A word from our Project Coordinator

A warm welcome to our first newsletter! After six months, it is time to take stock of what we have done so far and what we […]
November 4, 2021

LAURELIN holds its first six-month review

On Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 November 2021, LAURELIN partners came together during a virtual meeting for the project’s first six-month review. The meeting gathered the […]
October 28, 2021

Oil & Gas Non-Metallics: LAURELIN’s contribution presented at conference

On 27 October 2021, Dr. Laura Martí Montaner, Decarbonisation Group Leader at AIMPLAS, presented LAURELIN at the sixth edition of Oil & Gas Non-Metallics. In a […]

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.