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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.
 
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In this episode, Ian Riley talks to David McNeil of Sustainable Fitch on the latest news and trends in the world of ESG investing, and the impacts these will have on the global cement and concrete industry. They cover carbon offsets, carbon markets, the expectations of ESG investors and dependence on thermal coal.…
 
In this special International Women's Day episode of the Clinker Factor podcast, Ian Riley talks to three women who are breaking the bias in the concrete industry - Nicole Campbell (Yorkton Concrete/Concrete Saskatchewan), Chen Yu (China Concrete Products Association) and Alana Guzzetta (US Concrete) - about their work, their experiences and their …
 
Ian Riley and Manon Burbidge reflect on their time at COP26, discussing the outcomes of the conference, and what the cement and concrete industry can learn, including setting targets to 2030, adaptation and resilience, finance, climate justice and the need for deep collaboration.By World Cement Association
 
Ian Riley talks to Liran Akavia, COO of Seebo, about how AI can improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions in the cement industry. The discussion takes us from what process-based AI is, the benefits it can have for the industry's decarbonisation efforts, how to implement it and what producers could gain in terms of better quality, better profita…
 
In this episode, Ian talks to Dr Paula Carey, a Founding Director of Carbon8 Systems, the owner of a technology which uses mineralisation and carbonation to treat industrial residues such as cement bypass dust, using CO2 captured directly from flue gas, to produce a lightweight aggregate product. Ian and Paula discuss the science behind this proces…
 
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 decarb…
 
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 confe…
 
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 digitalisation transition programme.By World Cement Association
 
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.…
 
Rainer Nobis, a mining engineer, worked for thirty-five years in a globally active company in the cement industry. The desire to trace the history of the origins of cement and concrete for people who are interested in the two building materials prompted him to write this comprehensive book. More details on how to purchase Rainer's book can be found…
 
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. Featuring:Manon Burbidge (Communications…
 
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.By World Cement Association
 
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.By World Cement Association
 
Rob Niven, CEO of Canadian company "CarbonCure" joins Ian Riley in this podcast 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 po…
 
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