BP and Maersk Tankers have completed trials using biofuel-blended marine fuel in two product tankers, which they say prove they can be used as a "drop-in fuel" to help cut carbon emissions.

B30 biofuel was tested on the 40,000-dwt Maersk Cirrus (built 2017) and 46,000-dwt Maersk Navigator (built 2016), which are on time charters to the energy major.

The product tankers sailed from Rotterdam to West Africa after being supplied with bp Marine B30 biofuel, consisting of 30% fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) blended with very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).