The Suula and Kiisla vessels now run on the Finnish energy company's Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed while transporting renewable diesel from Finland to Sweden.
The bunker, produced at Neste's refinery in Porvoo, is said to provide up to 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuel over the fuel's life cycle.
"Our aim is to support shipping companies in their transition towards carbon neutrality. A year ago we introduced Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel to the market. The fuel is now commercially available in Finland and Denmark. As a part of Neste's target to reduce emissions across our value chain, we have now started transporting our renewable diesel to Sweden in two tankers that run on lower emission marine fuel themselves," said Sveta Ukkonen, Head of Marine Fuels & Services at Neste.
Markku Korvenranta, Neste's EVP for the Oil Products business unit, added, "We are committed to working with our suppliers and partners to reduce emissions across our entire value chain. Powering two tankers transporting our renewable diesel with a marine fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is yet another step towards reaching our sustainability targets."