Florida – Americans will spend billions on gasoline this week, and most of it will go to foreign economies.
As Tom Sullivan sees it, it's the largest transfer of wealth in human history.
"I did have a chance to meet the president and talk about hydrogen," Sullivan said.
The wealthy businessman is building not just a string of hydrogen fueling stations, but unlike others, they will actually manufacture hydrogen on site using only water and solar power.
"Water and sun," Sullivan said. "Within a couple of years, you'll be able to drive from Maine to Florida only with sun and water."
In the Gulf of Mexico there is one giant billboard for switching our economy to one based on hydrogen, Sullivan says.
"It's not going to happen overnight," Sullivan said. "But in the ten to twenty years it'll take to clean up the Gulf, we could make gasoline obsolete."
Hydrogen cars may remain a novelty until hydrogen fueling stations are everywhere.
So Sullivan's companies are working on what hydrogen experts say is the real answer, decentralizing the hydrogen industry. They'll make the hydrogen on site at fuel stations and sell hydrogen manufacturing units for the home, using only water and sun.