Columbia, Missouri -  University of Missouri, a Univerdant member, has announced that it has received a gift from Enterprise Leasing, the St. Louis-based rental car company in the amount of $2 million to study biofuels and energy efficiency.  The University of Missouri is deeply involved with a broad spectrum of research ranging from sustainable agriculture, biofuels and sustainable building design to modular nuclear reactors and radioisotope batteries.  

Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands and was founded in 1957 by St. Louis native Jack Taylor. Taylor named the company after the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, which he served on during World War II.  Enterprise Holdings has more than 74,000 employees, and more than 600 of those, including several senior executives, are Missouri alumni.

For more information regarding this sustainability gift see the recent article in the Kansas City Star