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

February 28, 2024

LAURELIN’s research to be presented on the “Connecting Europe Days” in Brussels

From 2 until 5 April 2024, the European Commission’s Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is organising the “Connecting Europe Days” in Brussels.   This […]
February 9, 2024

LAURELIN partners travel to Valencia to present the project’s results with the European Commission

Valencia, 23 January 2024 – From 22 until 23 January 2024, Horizon 2020 LAURELIN project’s Consortium partners met in Valencia (Spain) with the European Commission Project Officer […]
January 2, 2024

LAURELIN project partners participate at ACE Japon event “Dialogues for a Sustainable Future”

On November 17th, 2023, Dr. Raquel Simancas, Prof. Teruoki Tago & Prof. Fernando Rey, all LAURELIN project partners of respectively University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of […]

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.