Main objective of the project

The project aims at demonstrating the applicability of 3 innovative fast-response energy storage systems in waterbone transport addressing their on-board integration, cost-competitiveness, efficiency and safety, in relevant environments.


Environmental management · Disruptive technologies

POSEIDON specific objectives


SO 1.

To build and marinize 3 innovative ESS (SMES, Supercapacitors, and Flywheel)


SO 2.

To demonstrate their operation in a maritime environment of a containerized system including the 3 developed ESS systems


SO 3.

 To establish a refined metrics Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) tool for cost assessment and comparison of ESS for different waterborne segments


SO 4.

To elaborate a complete lifecycle analysis of the 3 developed ESS.



To analyse potential integration with other disruptive technologies, such as hydrogen, rigid sails, and reversible
hydrokinetic generators.


SO 6.

To determine safety issues, potential long-term risks and to propose regulatory solutions for the 3 ESS.

The consortium is made up of 11 partners from 5 EU Member States, coordinated by CTN.

Partners count with broad expertise is relevant areas covering all the value chain of the waterbone transport, from research stages until ship operation. 

POSEIDON is a project funded by the European Commision within the call “Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes” as a Research and Innovation Action.

The project has a duration of 48 months starting on January 2023.