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

May 17, 2024

LAURELIN partners meet in Oxford (UK) to exchange on the project results at 36MM Consortium meeting

From 07 until 08 May 2024, Horizon 2020 LAURELIN Consortium partners met in Oxford (United Kingdom) for their 36th month project meeting – hosted by our […]
May 13, 2024

LAURELIN represented at the ACS Spring 2024 National Meeting in New Orleans (USA)

From 17 to 21 March 2024, our LAURELIN member Luis Miguel Martínez-Prieto – representative of project partner UPV-CSIC – participated at the ACS Spring 2024 National […]
May 6, 2024

LAURELIN Member has been awarded the 2023 Thesis Prize by the Spanish Society of Catalysis.

On 11 April 2024, María Asunción Molina Esquinas from LAURELIN member University College London (UCL),  has been awarded the 2023 Thesis Prize by the Spanish Society […]

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.