MU gets $2M grant for sustainability research

MU received a $2 million grant for sustainability research.

The University of Missouri is getting a $2 million donation from the foundation for a St. Louis rental car company.

Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton says the gift from Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Louis-based Enterprise car-rental company, will fund research related to biofuels, biomass and energy efficiency.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

The company has more than 74,000 employees, and more than 600 of those employees, including several senior executives, are Missouri alumni.