Sustaining the environment for future generations
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels is a research unit within the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center that was established in 2007 with a grant from the Taylor family. The mission of the Enterprise Institute is to create the next generation of alternative fuel technologies by enhancing the potential of oilseed crops, algae and bioenergy grasses as sources of sustainable bioenergy to someday be used to fuel cars, vans and aircraft.
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels focuses on three key areas:
Boosting discovery by exploring the fundamental science of genes and systems and how they convert to solar energy and oils.
Driving innovation by developing new technologies to better understand the constraints of turning plants into fuels.
Accelerating research so that plant and algal-based oils can be produced for use on a commercial scale.