Inventor: Innovation, "earth-friendly" concrete mix key to competitiveness

11/18/2013 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Australian Joe Wagner and his team are among the finalists of The Australian Innovation Challenge -- a competition sponsored by The Australian and Shell -- after developing and marketing a form of "earth-friendly concrete" that is made up of a formulation of cement mixed with slag and fly ash. "Using slag and fly ash cuts carbon emissions compared with levels produced in the manufacture of traditional Portland cement," Wagner says. Innovation is needed to remain competitive, according to this article.

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