Media About TecEco and John Harrison

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Date: What: Where: Who: Details: Links:
16 Dec 2007 Concrete ideas on saving the world The Sunday Tasmanian

Mark Worley

Discusses use of man made carbonates and wastes to build with.

The Mercury Article

19 February 2007 Interest hots up in Tassie road design The Mercury

Luke Sayer, The Mercury

This article is about our ideas for pervious pavement that saves water and could help turn around global warming.

The Mercury Article

15 February 2007

 

CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No. 64E

Heij, Elizabeth Network member John Harrison expands the concept of biomimicry introduced by Janine Benyus to include the mimicking of geochemical processes that take up CO2 and other industrial waste chemicals into new, structurally robust building materials and industrial feedstocks.

CSIRO Sustainability Newsletter 64

Search for "TecEco"

CSIRO Sustainability Network Newsletter web site

January 2007 Sustainability for the Cement and Concrete Industry (Part 2)

Cement Lime Gypsum International

ZKG International

John Harrison

Sustainability for the cement and concrete industry is discussed in the context of Kyoto and the looming fuel crisis.

ZKG International Article

November 2006 Sustainability for the Cement and Concrete Industry (part 1)

Cement Lime Gypsum International

ZKG International

John Harrison

Sustainability for the cement and concrete industry is discussed in the context of Kyoto and the looming fuel crisis.

ZKG International Article

Summer 2005 This is innovation, from the ground up CleanWisconsin The Defender

Reprinted by The Defender from Good for Business, a socially-responsible marketing communications, advertising
and design firm.

goodforbusiness.com.

John Harrison is The People’s Champ of the cement industry, or at least the people’s choice.
He was recently given that title on The New Inventors, a prime time call-in/log-on-to-vote TV show in his native Australia. Harrison and his firm, TecEco, have developed several cement technologies that have
the power to effectively and economically transform city streets—and the built environment around
them—into carbon “sinks”, rather than sources.

The Defender, Vol. 35 No. 3

Search for TecEco

Final Episode 2005 (Aust. 23 November 05) Eco-Cement ABC TV New Inventors   Eco-Cement is a new type of cement which incorporates magnesium oxide (magnesia) and wastes to make it environmentally sustainable. One of final 5 for the peoples choice.

ABC New Inventors

Search under 'E" for Eco-Cement

September/October 2005

The Role of Materials in Sustainable Construction

Materials Australia Vol 38 - No 5

Harrison, John

Materials are described as the key to sustainability, everything between the take and waste with a future role of sequestration and waste utilisation

Materials Australia Article

The Role of Materials in Sustainable Construction (PDF)

September 2005

Ordinary Portland Cement with extraordinary high CO2 emissions. What can be done to reduce them?

Building for a Future

McLeod, Rob Scott

Purported to examine the science behind cement and the alternatives that may be available to us. Unfortunately TecEco were not contacted and the figures used and assumptions made by the author are wrong.

Building for a Future

Ordinary Portland Cement

15 September 2005 Concrete's future looks lighter, greener

The Christian Science Monitor

Keim,Brandon

Short article about concretes of the future - mentions Eco-Cements

Christian Science Monitor

USA Today

August 2005 A concrete solution to waste

bcme TRADE

inventor profile editor

Short article about Tec and Eco-Cements

bcme Magazine Article

bcme Magazine web site

22 April 2005 The mix master

The Age. p19 and 20

 

Article:Carey, Adam

Picture:Schluter, Simon

Cement is one of the world's great polluters, but environmentally conscious businessman John Harrison reckons he can clean up with a remixed version of an old classic.

The Age Article

The Age Newspaper web site

03 April 2005 Tassie's Top Ten Inventions The Mercury, p24   Eco-Cement was the only invention featured since the 80's

The Mercury Article

The Mercury web site

March/May 2005 Cement alternative on inventors program Concrete in Australia, p26   Article in Concrete Australia

The Concrete Australia Article

The Concrete Institute of Australia web site

March 2005 Eco-Cement is the winner Construction Contractor, p11   TecEco's John Harrison is the winner Construction Contractor Article

Construction Contractor web site

 

14 March 2005 Carbon Eating Cement Gil Friend and Good FOUR Business   John Harrison is The People's Champ of the cement industry, or at least the people's choice.
He was recently given that title on
The New Inventors, a prime time call-in/log-on-to-vote TV show in his native Australia.

Gil Friend

or

Good FOUR Business

28 February 2005

Bouquet

CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No. 48E

Heij, Elizabeth Congratulations to Network Member John Harrison, Managing Director of TecEco Pty Ltd (www.tececo.com) and inventor of Tec, Eco and Enviro-Cements. In the 9 February episode of the ABC Television New Inventors show, John won the show with Eco-Cement. Not only did he win by unanimous choice of the judges on the night, but also by popular vote as “viewers’ choice”.

CSIRO Sustainability Newsletter

Search for "TecEco"

CSIRO Sustainability Network Newsletter web site

08 February 2005 Eco-Cement and aid in global warming fight The Mercury p8 Charles Waterhouse Report on Inventors Win

The Mercury Article

The Mercury web site

February 2005 Hobart invention may hold the solution to global warming Business Reporter, p5 Harrison, John Article in Tasmanian Business Reporter Tasmanian Business Reporter
Episode 1 2005 (Aust. 9 February 05) Eco-Cement ABC TV New Inventors   Eco-Cement is a new type of cement which incorporates magnesium oxide (magnesia) and wastes to make it environmentally sustainable.

ABC New Inventors

Search under 'E" for Eco-Cement

January 2005 Natural Advantage of Nations Book, list sustainable products "Eco-Cements" Hargroves, Karlson
Smith, Michael H
Mentions Eco-Cements. Unfortunate errors and misspelling. ISBN 1844071219 Earthscan
October 2004 New materials claim Eco-friendly tag Construction Contractor, p13   We may be on the verge of a technology and materials revolution that promises lower construction costs and a solution to problems such as global warming, waste and housing for the masses.

Construction Contractor

Construction Contractor web site

June/August 2004 The Cement Industry and Innovation: a new approach Concrete in Australia

Harrison, John

Cameron, Robert

Article in Concrete Australia

Concrete Australia

The Concrete Institute of Australia web site

May/June 2004 Materials Matters LA Architect Griff, Adam The future of materials

L A Architect

L A Architect web site

13 January 2004 Read all about it: ways to survive the future Sydney Morning Herald, p26 Grennan, Harvey The use of "Eco-Cement" in building
is part of a road map to a sustainable world devised by 85 Australian scientists and researchers
during a nine-month internet conference.

Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald web site

09 November 2003 Westminster Diary New Scientist Magazine, vol 176 issue 2368, p55 Dalyell, Tam Tam Dalyell on eco-friendly cement and Britain

New Scientist

New Scientist Magazine web site

July 2003 Cement firms snub low carbon Eco-Cement Ends Report, July 2003, Issue 342 Richens, James An innovative cement developed in Australia could offer significant cost-effective
reductions in the cement industry's growing emissions of carbon dioxide. Despite
evidence of its potential, cement companies appear to have set their faces against the
technology.

Ends Report

The ENDS Report web site

June 2003 'Eco-Cement' faces hardened
resistance
Climate Change Management Issue 3, p11   Article in Climate Change Management

Climate Change Management

Climate Change Management web site

28 May 2003 A rock and a hard place Society Guardian P86 Dyer, Owen

The Guardian

The Guardian Newspaper web site

21 April 2003 This is no ordinary brick Discovery Channel   Eco-Cement
This is no ordinary brick...Find out about a building material that actually cleans the air!

Discovery Channel

Find Eco-Cement and click on video

February/November 2003   Isos Online Conference   At least five per cent of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the manufacture and use of Portland cement. Eco-Cement, an Australian innovation, not only releases less CO2 during its manufacture, is also capable of sequestering CO2 and of recycling industrial waste.

ISOS Communique

Click on Communiqué on the top menu bar, then click on Communiqué under "Download Communiqué"

When the document opens search for Eco-Cement.

 

14 October 2002 Green entrepreneur in action: introducing network member, John Harrison of TecEco

CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No. 16E

Heij, Elizabeth  

CSIRO Sustainability Newsletter

Search for "TecEco"

13 September 2002 Sustainable Development The Mercury (Letters to the Editor) p14 Harrison, John Letter to the editor

The Mercury Article

The Mercury Site

22 August 2002 The next generation cement The Mercury "Clever Devils Supplement" p31 Vine Hall, Margaret Article in the 2002 "Clever Devils Supplement to the Mercury  
27 July 2002 Can Eco-Cement green Toronto Toronto Star, National Report, p5 Pearce, Fred Inventor says his alternative absorbs carbon dioxide, reducing global warming without hurting modern living.

Toronto Star

Toronto Star web site

17 July 2002 Eco-Cement Future Dimensions Negus, George A short program on Eco-Cement  
13 July 2002 Green Foundations New Scientist Magazine, vol 175 issue 2351, p38 Pearce, Fred It's time to make the concrete jungle emulate the real thing, says Fred Pearce.

New Scientist

New Scientist Magazine web site

April 2002 Tasmanian Technology Set to "Change the World" Tasmanian Business Reporter P26 ?   Tasmanian Business Report
21 March 2002 New Cement Winner The Mercury  

ECO-CEMENT developer TecEco, of Hobart, was awarded first prize at the Innovators and Inventors Expo 2002 in Launceston yesterday.

TecEco has developed a new magnesite-based building materials as an environmentally responsible alternative to conventional cement that is cheaper, more durable and recyclable.

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20 March 2002 TecEco Pty. Ltd. won the prize for the best innovation or invention. Innovators and Inventor Expo 2002, Launceston. Harrison, John The winner was judged by the Department of Science and Engineering of the University of Tasmania and announced by Professor Ned Pankhurst of the School of Aquaculture in Launceston. None
20 March 2002 Recycling in Bricks The Examiner   Article in Examiner re Innovators and Inventor Expo 2002, Launceston.

The Examiner Article

The Examiner Newspaper web site

March 2002 New Sustainable Building Material Answer to Global Warming National Business Bulletin, p43 Nettleship, Doug Case Study in the National Business Bulletin National Business Bulletin
15 March 2002 One way to make more environmentally friendly housing ON LINE opinion Harrison, John   ON LINE opinion
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