The Wagner Group is displaying its Earth Friendly Concrete at the Australian Museum’s Spark exhibition to advocate for positive solutions to the climate crisis.
The zero-cement concrete product was selected along with nine other climate solution technologies including microalgae, regenerative agriculture and cultural burning practices.
The Australian Museum’s manager of climate change projects and curator of the exhibition Jenny Newell said concrete was an integral part of the exhibition and of solving the crisis.
“I was excited to learn that Wagners are producing low-carbon emissions concrete. As cement is one of the world’s major sources of emissions, this is a hugely important development,” Newell said.
“Wagners kindly provided samples and images for us to use in the Spark exhibition, in the section on ‘building smarter’.”
The Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) substantially reduces the embodied carbon compared to ordinary concrete, saving 250kg of CO2 per cubic metre.
Also, the product takes advantage of waste products to enhance the circular economy and ensure no virgin quarried materials are being sourced unnecessarily.
Wagners EFC general manager Jason Zafiriadis said the product fit in well at the exhibition.
“This was the perfect opportunity for us to increase public awareness of our innovative Earth Friendly Concrete,” Zafiriadis said.
“We donated samples of EFC to the exhibit that are being displayed to the public, amongst similar projects that offer cutting edge solutions to the climate crisis.”
The exhibition is taking place at the Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney and is free to the public until 3 October, 2021.
While the city’s COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, a virtual tour is available online to ensure everyone can experience the future-focused solutions on show.