Enterprise Holdings Pilots Renewable Synthetic Diesel for Airport Shuttle Buses
(MarketWatch/Enterprise Holdings) Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is piloting a program with Mansfield Oil Company to use renewable synthetic diesel fuel in its airport shuttle buses at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans and Houston Hobby Airport in Texas.
…”Synthetic diesel is a sustainable, ultra-clean burning, high-cetane fuel that reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent and significantly reduces particulates and NOx when combusted in existing diesel engines,” said Doug Haugh, president of Mansfield Oil Company. “Enterprise is the first car rental company in the United States to utilize renewable synthetic diesel to power their shuttle buses. Mansfield’s partnership with Enterprise further emphasizes our shared commitment to introducing new transportation fuels to the U.S. market while maintaining a high standard of service for our customers.”
Enterprise also supports renewable fuels research. Since 2006, Enterprise’s owners, the Taylor family, have given $35 million to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and its Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels. At the Enterprise Institute, scientists are researching and developing new and sustainable methods of creating next-generation biofuels from nonfood crops such as camelina, switchgrass and algae that someday could be used to power cars, trucks and aircraft, reducing environmental impact and the nation’s dependence on foreign fuel sources. READ MORE