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 26, 2023

LAURELIN partner attends “Accelerating Europe’s Mobility Transformation – 2023 Mobility Transformation Forum” in Brussels

On April 23, 2023, LAURELIN consortium partner Aliénor attended the 2023 Mobility Transformation Forum, hosted by the Volvo Group in Brussels. This event brought together influential […]
May 22, 2023

LAURELIN partners display promising results at mid-term consortium meeting

On 25-26 April 2023, LAURELIN partners were hosted by the University of Manchester (UK) for their 24th month project meeting. The occasion for the presentation of […]
April 14, 2023

LAURELIN presented at the Waterproof EU project webinar

On 30 March 2023, Ema Nemet, Process Engineer at the Process Design Center, participated to a webinar organised by the Horizon Europe-funded research project Waterproof. This […]

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.