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 19, 2024

Discover the LAURELIN educational achievements in sustainable energy

The LAURELIN Consortium aims to inspire and develop the next generation of young engineers, entrepreneurs, chemists, and students interested in e-Fuels and new generations of catalysts […]
July 3, 2024

LAURELIN’s research presented at the LCA of CCU products workshop organised by TCCA network

On 13 June 2024, Piya Gosalvitr from our LAURELIN project partner University of Manchester presented our EU-Japan funded project during an online workshop organised by the […]
June 25, 2024

Newsletter #6 – Discover our project developments

Discover our latest newsletter of June 2024 – already publication nr. #6 – and learn more about the LAURELIN’s project developments. ‘The LAURELIN project has reached […]

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.