Groundbreaking tunnel-boring tech
A plasma tunnel-boring robot was invented & patented by founder Troy Helming. We utilize innovative tunneling technologies.
Lowers tunnel costs by up to 98% & 100x faster.
Upgrading the Grid
The current grid is outdated and overloaded. We aim to change that, facilitating the needs for more utility connections.
Our vision for EarthGrid is to build a subterranean network of tunnels to rapidly eliminate fossil fuels, reach 100% renewable energy, and offer quantum ultra-high-speed Internet, sustainable clean water, wastewater, transportation & delivery services.
We are raising capital to begin boring Underground tunnels.
Own, Operate, Maintain utility tunnels to accelerate the Clean Power Revolution.
100% Clean Renewable Power.
Ultra-High Speed Internet.
Pure Water. + +
We aim to get rid of unsightly and often hazardous overhead utility lines, making communities safer, providing many new job opportunities, low-cost broadband and power, and making our more critical utility infrastructure more resilient & reliable.
Meet our plasma Robot
versus the outdated competition
Up to 1000 meters / day
$300 / meter
up to 90% less
$300k* / km
up to 98% less
Using plasma created from electricity & airflow, plumes of up to 27,000 degrees Celsius bores at speeds of 1 km per day by vaporizing & spallation (breaking the rock into little bits). We bore deep enough (~3 to 30m below the surface) to avoid the 'spaghetti' of other utilities already in the ground.
We are so much less expensive due to far lower operating costs (no need to change out drill bits & cutter heads multiple times daily, much lower energy consumption, robotics = far fewer workers, no drilling mud and/or drilling chemicals to dispose of, easier spoils removal, sale of our spoils for road & concrete manufacturing, etc.)
The process uses no fossil fuels or combustion, and the electricity is sourced from 100% clean renewable energy. Our 2 business models are:
BADASS - Boring And Drilling As a Simple Service for customers who want to own their tunnels and/or
BOOM - Build Own Operate & Maintain for customers who prefer to simply sign a long-term lease or tolling agreement covering the commodities flowing thru our tunnels (EarthGrid PBC covers 100% of all costs of development, construction, operation, etc.)
*Subject to change based on tunnel diameter, length, wholesale power prices, and other factors