Clinker Factor - Episode #38

12 February 2024 - In our first podcast of 2024, Ian Riley talks to Thomas Atkinson, Head of International Affairs at Hoffmann Green Cement, about the award winning clinker free technology developed by Hoffmann and their approach to promoting their products directly with developers.

Cement production is responsible for approximately 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions and is possibly the hardest to abate sector. In this podcast series, the World Cement Association’s CEO, Ian Riley, talks to industry leaders, experts and technological innovators from across the globe, bringing insights and fresh perspectives on how the cement sector can decarbonise and improve sustainability. Suitable for anyone interested in climate change mitigation and industrial sustainability.


Ian Riley

Clinker Factor Host: CEO, World Cement Association

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1979, Mr Riley worked in a number of management roles in the UK, the USA, Australia and Japan before moving to China in 1998. He was General Manager of a British project management and consulting firm, based in Shanghai and also Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai before joining Holcim/Huaxin in 2006.

As Huaxin VP responsible for international business, strategy and sustainability, he oversaw Huaxin’s first overseas venture in Tajikistan. Mr Riley was Greater China Country Head for LafargeHolcim from 2014 to 2019.  He has been CEO of WCA since September 1, 2019.

Thomas Atkinson

Clinker Factor Guest: Head of International Affairs, Hoffmann Green Cement

Thomas Atkinson, Export manager in the construction Industry for 15 years.

Following the Hoffmann Green cement project since 2015, in charge of all international purposes of the company.

Ambassador for Hoffmann green cement, clinker free cement technologies, catalyst of the carbon transition.