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Alternative Fuels Expert Plans Coast-To-Coast U.S. Trip On 10 Gallons of Gas or Less

Science Daily -- Alternative fuels expert Dr. Cliff Ricketts of Middle Tennessee State University firmly believes he can go coast-to-coast on l0 gallons of gasoline or less.
Ricketts, a 35-year agriscience professor at MTSU, plans to put his research to the test in both 2012 and 2013.
Ricketts' first quest to travel the approximately 2,532-mile distance from Savannah and Tybee Island, Ga., to Long Beach, California, will begin this Saturday, March 3.
Using two alternative-fuel vehicles in the first 916 miles of the journey from Savannah to Fort Smith, Ark., Ricketts' fuel sources will be the sun (solar) and hydrogen from water in a 2005 Toyota Prius and 1994 Toyota Tercel.


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blupupher
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:05:48 PM

Interesting
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:33:23 PM

We already know that the technology is there, but most Americans don't have the luxury given to Dr. Cliff Ricketts of multiple vehicles, etc. ready for travel. I like the quest for improving the many faceted means of achieving independence from OPEC, oil or any single means for transportation. I do have a major problem with a government which is responsible for CREATING the problems that we now face and then forcing us to adopt one of their solutions. That the Federal government is mostly responsible for the financial problems which we face is easily proved.

If we just took away the legalized counterfeiting operation by the Federal Reserve, we will have stopped the Establishment from further erosion of the dollar. Over 98% of the dollar's value since the creation of the FED in 1913 has been lost. The spiraling of prices now is just a RESULT of the inflation and spending caused by our Federal government. If it is illegal for you and I to print money out of thin air, how is it okay for the Federal Reserve to do this?

Call Congress at (202)224-3121 and urge your representative and senators to support and work for roll call votes on the Audit the Fed bill (H.R. 459/S. 202).
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 2:47:18 PM

Needs to be publicized more/better, to get people's attention!
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 1:30:10 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:45:19 AM

A good demonstration.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 4:55:17 PM

So what. Proves absolutely nothing. We have had the technical capability to do it for decades. The problems are centered around one or all of these issues: control, cost and feasibility.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 4:16:25 PM

I would love to have a car that ran on solar power.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 4:15:08 PM

So what is the "real" cost of making this drive. Multiple vehicles, plus the fuel.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 4:02:27 PM

Just don't do away with gas.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 3:29:39 PM

Nice article.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 3:26:26 PM

yikes.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 3:13:52 PM

I look forward to the follow up report. I suspect it can be done if you CAREFULLY plan the trip and all of the logistics involved. Since he isn't relying on Propane / Natural Gas or Electricity the problem of there being too few filling stations too far away from one another is removed.
The bigger question is are solar and hydrogen power reliable enough to get one all the way across the country??
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 3:13:47 PM

Seems pretty silly.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 3:01:58 PM

Who's footing this junket?
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:55:27 PM

He should go from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:46:14 PM

What a great way to take a trip around the country, and put your research to task.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:33:12 PM

The results should be very interesting.

Hope that we get them.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:16:38 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 1:31:54 PM

Sounds to good to be true!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 1:31:14 PM

do it.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 1:24:57 PM

no way is it so.!
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