26 July 2021 - In the fourth and final episode of our Technology and Decarbonisation mini-series with KHD, Ian Riley and Matthias Mersmann discuss the future of the cement industry, and the technologies that will help us reach net-zero. CCUS, circular economy, intensifying cooperation, oxyfuels and increasing efficiency all feature on this exciting road to decarbonisation ahead.

14 July 2021 - In this episode, Ian Riley turns the tables on Thomas Armstrong (ICR), Peter Edwards (Global Cement) and David Bizley (World Cement) covering an array of topics from the holistic viewpoint afforded to editors of cement trade magazines. This fascinating episode discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the cement and media industries, the future of conferences, careers in the cement industry, exciting new technologies and changing attitudes towards sustainability and decarbonisation.

02 July 2021 - Join Ian Riley in this latest Clinker Factor podcast as he speaks to Chang-Ki Lee, Vice President of the Korea Cement Association. Key topics of discussion include the country's issues with overcapacity, the Korean industry's progress towards decarbonisation, and the price and demand for cement.

28 April 2021 - Amr Nadr, former VP for Strategy, Sustainability, and Risk at Yanbu Cement, Saudi Arabia, joins Ian in this episode to discuss cement sustainability in Saudi Arabia, the impacts of COVID on the cement industry, the importance of resilience, and Yanbu's new digital transition programme.

12 April 2021 - In this podcast, Ian talks to Berkan Fidan, Performance and Process Director at Oyak Cement, about the company's new LC3 plant in Ivory Coast. They discuss the benefits of LC3, the project's logistics, how it was affected by the COVID pandemic, and the potential of using calcined clay for the reduction of the cement industry's CO2 emissions. 

17 March 2021 - In this podcast, Ian talks to Rainer Nobis, author of new book "Illustrated History of Cement and Concrete". Rainer shares his insights into the history of the material, from before the Ancient Egyptians, its use as a key defence element in WW2, to what the future holds for cement and concrete.