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Enterprise piloting program with Mansfield Oil for renewable synthetic diesel in airport shuttle buses; Dynamic Fuels product
26 September 2012
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.
In February, Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a 50/50 venture of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Syntroleum Corporation that produces synthetic fuels from animal fats and greases, entered into strategic marketing alliance, commercial off-take and supply chain management agreements with Mansfield Oil Company to distribute renewable diesel to the commercial fleet vehicle market.
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. 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 US market while maintaining a high standard of service for our customers.—Doug Haugh, president of Mansfield Oil Company
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.
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