Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, its wholly-owned company MOL Chemical Tankers Pte Ltd., leading commodity trading company Trafigura Pte Ltd and its vessel fuel supply joint-venture company TFG Marine Pte Ltd, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU is for a joint study on the full-scale supply of biodiesel fuel for MOLCT-operated vessels in bunkering ports around the world. Based on the MOU, the companies will move forward with the study, with the intention to establish a global supply of BDF for MOLCT's operated fleet.As a part of the joint study, the companies have conducted a sea trial using TFG Marine-supplied BDF on the MOLCT-operated chemical tanker "Niseko Galaxy". About 200 metric tonnes of BDF were bunkered in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in early March, with the sea trial completing as the vessel reached its journey off the U.S. Gulf Coast.TFG Marine's BDF supplied for the sea trial required no modifications to the vessel's diesel engine. The use of BDF is expected to achieve a 25~30% reduction in CO2 emissions on a mix of 30% BDF and 70% conventional heavy fuel oil.