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.

8 March 2021 - In this International Women's Day special of the Clinker Factor podcast, Ian Riley talks to women from four WCA member companies about their careers in the industry, their perspectives on the sector's high level of gender imbalance, and offering a global perspective on what can be done to address this issue. 

1 March 2021 - In Part 3 of our Technology and Decarbonisation mini-series with KHD, Matthias and Ian take a deep-dive into the technology behind using alternative fuels in the cement industry, including how to categorise alternative fuels, issues with NOx and contaminants, biogenetic materials and industry 4.0.

22 January 2021 - In Part 2 of our Technology and Decarbonisation mini-series with KHD, Matthias and Ian explore the development of more energy efficient grinding technologies and the increasing importance of tightly controlled particle size distribution in achieving improved cement performance and lower emissions.