Pristine, untouched land and waterways carry both an untamed power and delicate fragility that balance each other in ways that we have yet to fully understand. The impact industrialized society continues to have on these sacred places forces us to reckon with our choices and direction as a collective culture- how do we protect what remains while re-imagining how we operate in order to limit harmful influence on the natural world?
For Khepra, the impacts of industry on our climate are deeply personal as both founders witnessed-firsthand-the destruction of natural resources throughout their lives. Both women felt driven to act, to develop an immediate solution and better their impact on the world. This connected goal has spawned the development of a breakthrough technology that uses renewable electricity to break down consumer and agricultural waste into fuel. The fuel produced from this regenerative process replaces dirty fossil fuels for electricity production and petrochemicals in combustion engines, (e.g. cars and machinery).
As Khepra further evolves their technology, the requirement for investment and public support is paramount to its adoption and success. Though their business practices are specific to certain industries and channels, what they are regenerating - and thus producing - touches energy users and consumers alike. Khepra wishes to demonstrate that our collective efforts will bolster the continued interaction with the environment. Our history will be such that the irreplaceable and delicate network we love and depend on will forever be upheld.
It all started on the playground - well, not quite. The founders of Khepra met at Cupertino Middle School. Both raised by serial entrepreneurs, Julie and Madeleine were inundated from an early age of the potentiality of using technology for solving world problems. They were witness to the effects of inefficient technologies ravaging the Earth from an early age and discovered a passion for innovating grandfathered technologies.
Julie went on to study Biochemistry at UC San Diego to learn from scientists working on drop-in advanced biofuels, Madeleine studied Physics at UC Santa Barbara in search of higher knowledge of power systems and renewable energy. Together they create solutions which integrate leading edge biological and physical concepts.
For Khepra, the impacts of industry on the world's climate are deeply personal. As a child, Julie watched as open pit miners came and reduced a mountain to a 300-foot hole in the ground less than a mile from her grandmother's house. Disturbed by the destruction, her grandmother bought land in Kingston, Nevada - near the pristine Big Smoky Valley - and built her own home following LEED certification principles. Less than a year later, the Bureau of Land Management began selling leases for fracking in the Big Smoky Valley, which would have led to the utter destruction of the valley and surrounding mountains. Khepra was founded to save her grandmother's valley. We work to provide a better energy solution and to save - or even restore - landscapes with similar stories.