Our Vision

The wind is always blowing & the sun is always shining somewhere. We envision our tunnel boring technology connecting these resources, providing cheap clean energy (2-4 cents per kWh) that has previously been "stuck" in rural areas, and rendering baseload fossil fuel & nuclear power plants no longer necessary.

To achieve a clean power grid super-highway, transmission lines must be put in. But, nobody wants high voltage power lines in their backyard. Using our tunnel-boring technology we can develop this grid underground rather than overhead, and do it for 70-90% lower cost than current boring technology.

We aim to use the multi-faced applications of our technology to disrupt fossil fuel dependence AND create a sustainable future.

Our Story

In 2013, our founders realized that wind & solar energy wasn't growing fast enough, and the culprit was the glacially slow build-out of new transmission lines.  So, we began working with the best minds in Silicon Valley and discovered a new technology application that will disrupt both the energy & transportation industries simultaneously.

In 2017 the world's leading engineering firm in our primary area of technology confirmed our calculations and we began real world testing.

Our Tech

The Red Gopher is a robotic machine that uses intense heat (up to 28,000 C) applied via plasma torches to "drill" through rock and soil. The materials are actually gasified under such extreme heat, which creates self-sealing walls and eliminates the need for waste removal. The machine is fully automated and remote monitored. Numerous provisional patents on our technology are pending.

Meet the Team

Our team is growing quickly.  Here are some of our key principals.

Troy Helming

Founder, Inventor & Chairman

Tara Righetti, JD

COO & Subsurface Real Estate Attorney

James Rector, Ph.D.

Chief Geophysicist

Anita Motwani, MBA

Investor Relations Director

Jason Vine, PE

Civil & Structural Engineering Director

Jon Norling, JD

General Counsel

Joshua Furnald, JD

Real Estate Acquisition Director

Sergio Bruna

Consumer Marketing Director

George Zakk

Celebrities Director

Michelle DeLong

PR, Communications & Social Media Director

James Charles

Designer & TV Host

Lane Sharman

Business Development Director

Sean Jazayeri, PMP MBA

Senior Project Manager

Kenny Forrest, EE

Senior Engineer

Jerry Caldwell, PMP EE

Senior Project Manager

Next Steps...

If you would like a tunnel for your application, let us know!  We have a non-binding Letter of Intent we can send you.