Laying foundations for automatic operation of kites for AWE systems


The German company OCEANERGY AG is developing a concept to produce hydrogen or synthetic CO2-neutral e-fuels from kite-powered ships. These KITE GAS/FUEL SHIPS would use reliable high-power mid-ocean winds to produce affordable hydrogen and e-fuels.

The ICM-autoKite Project is the successor project of KiteFlug Modul1 and provides the scientific background for the development of the kite-propulsion-AWE system and its scaling.


July 2021 - November 2024

Project coordination:
Institute of Aircraft Design IFB

funded by german MWK -Baden Württemberg
with 2.4 Mio€



Content at SWE

Development of a simulation framework for the KITE FUEL/GAS SHIP-system

Further information about the group

Contact at SWE

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Nicole Frommer


Research Associate

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