Rental car giant Enterprise Holdings is working with Mansfield Oil Co., one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., to test the potential of using renewable synthetic diesel fuel in airport shuttle buses.
Enterprise, which owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, will perform the trials at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans and Houston Hobby Airport. Synthetic diesel can offer reductions in non-methane emissions of up to 68% and reductions in NOx gases of more than 30%, the companies say.
‘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,’ says Doug Haugh, president of Mansfield Oil.
The companies note that Enterprise is the first car rental company in the U.S. to use synthetic diesel in its shuttle buses.