Bringing renewable energies to maritime application

The objective of CAPTN Energy is the development of methods for the conversion and storage of renewable energies as well as the transport and use of such energies for maritime applications in the Kiel Fjord and Kiel Canal area.

Approximately 50 alliance partners from the region have pledged their support for implementation. This innovation alliance is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the “WIR! Change through Innovation in the Region”.


The BMBF is funding the implementation of the CAPTN Energy innovation concept through the WIR! program. This means that up to €8 million will be available for innovative R&D projects until the end of 2025. Following a successful interim evaluation in 2024, further funding of up to €7 million will be made available for the years up to 2027.


  • Kiel University
  • Kiel University of Applied Sciences
  • ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems