Oregon Company Looks To Cut Concrete 75% With Turbine Foundation

An Oregon start-up is developing a new wind turbine foundation system that it says could cut the amount of concrete used by 75%. RUTE Foundation Systems and a research team at Portland State University are receiving $66,000 in early-stage investment support from Oregon BEST – which funds and assists cleantech start-ups – to commercialize the new technology. “We’ve developed a manufactured assembly of anchored grade beams that saves a lot of concrete, transportation costs, construction time and carbon dioxide,” says Doug Krause, founder of RUTE Foundation Systems. “Using this footing saves wind farm developers time and money, is more environmentally friendly, and reduces the cost of bringing

RUTE TG & BX are patented 
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