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.

11 January 2021 - In our first podcast of 2021, Rob Niven, CEO of Canadian company "CarbonCure" joins Ian Riley to discuss what start-ups in the cement and concrete industries can learn from technology company business models to drive the rapid uptake and scale-up of CO2 reduction innovations. They also discuss the possibility of carbon removal through concrete, as well as the policy and regulation needed to support the adoption of new technologies in this sector.

18 December 2020 - Mokate Ramafoko of PPC Africa and Tony Hadley of THAA Cement Consultancy join Ian Riley to discuss sustainability issues in the African cement industry, including alternative fuels, LC3, overcapacity and recruitment.

 4th December 2020: Join Ian Riley in Part 1 of 4 - Calciners - of our Technology & Decarbonisation mini-series, as he chats to Matthias Mersmann, CTO of KHD Humboldt Wedag about the history of key technological advancements in the cement industry and how they are contributing to greater sustainability in the sector.