Clean cruising on the Rhine river

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For the first time in marine history, two Capstone C30 liquid natural gas (LNG) MicroTurbines were installed on the MTS Argonon, a dual fuel Type-C Tanker, to cut greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs. While the 110-meter (330-foot) vessel traverses the Rhine River stopping in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland, the microturbines operate in an N+1 setting and serve as the main power supply onboard. The combined cooling, heating, and power system ensures high fuel efficiency and runs on an environmentally healthy mixture of 80 percent natural gas and 20 percent diesel, making the tanker compliant with strict Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine regulations without additional exhaust after treatment.