A few months ago MTSU Agri-Science and Agri-Business Professor Cliff Ricketts gained worldwide attention for the local university when he drove a specially engineered Toyota from Tybee Island, Georgia to Long Beach, California and did not use any gasoline along the 26-hundred mile trip.
Dr. Ricketts spoke to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday (7/30/2013) and told them what his next goal is . . .
Since 60 percent of the world's oil is said to come from a 7-mile strip in the Persian Gulf. Ricketts indicated, "Finding a way to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels would enhance peace."
He also noted that he has developed an easy and relatively inexpensive way to convert gas engines to run on other fuels in case of a national emergency.
Dr. Rickets feels that if war breaks out again in oil producing countries, our supply may be reduced or priced out of reach. The economic impact of such a crisis could be dramatically reduced if we no longer needed fossil fuels.
Entire Talk To Rotary
Here is a recording of Dr. Cliff Ricketts' entire talk to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club was chartered in 1917 and it meets at noon every Tuesday at the Stones River Country Club.