December 2, 2011
Crematorium to generate, sell electricity from corpses
Durham Crematorium has announced a rather macabre, yet innovative plan to harness the heat from the dead people it burns via a set of turbines and generate electricity. Initially, the turbines, which could eventually produce enough electricity to power 1,500 televisions, will be used to heat and provide power to the building, reported the Telegraph. But the turbines will produce more power than the crematorium needs and could be sold to the UK’s National Grid.
Read the full article at SmartPlanet
Thanks to the Death…and More Blog for altering us to this article.