Professor takes hydrogen-powered road trip - New York News

Professor takes hydrogen-powered road trip

Posted: Updated:
MARIETTA, Ga. -

The high price of gas has consumers searching for the best bargain or other relief. AAA says the national average of a gallon of gas is $3.70 and gas around metro Atlanta is going for around $3.89.

A Tennessee professor is trying to change that and is driving across country to prove his point. His cross-country cruise is being made solely on alternative fuel.

Dr. Cliff Ricketts is living every motorist's dream a mile at a time. The Middle Tennessee State University professor and alternative fuel researcher is not just on a road trip, but also a quest.

He has been working in alternative fuels for 30 years and has been experimenting with the use of hydrogen for 25 of those years.

His coast-to-coast drive is using no gasoline, no ethanol, but rather solar energy. He won't stop at a gas station once during the trek from Tybee Island to Long Beach, California because his fuel tanks are filled with hydrogen.

The professor and his road crew will fuel their 1994 Toyota Tercel and a 2005 Toyota Prius with hydrogen from water separated by the sun, all of which was produced on the MTSU campus.

The professor is scheduled to arrive in Long Beach, California on March 14th.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mom: 4-year-old banned from doughnut shop

    Mom: 4-year-old banned from doughnut shop

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:05:13 GMT
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
  • Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

    Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:56:06 GMT
    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private university in New York City named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.
    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private university in New York City named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.
  • Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:30:38 GMT
    Dunkin' Donuts handout photoDunkin' Donuts handout photo
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices