A crematorium near Manchester, England, has introduced the idea of using heat produced by burning bodies to keep mourners warm.
Tameside Council officials are planning to use heat generated from cremating bodies to keep people warm at Dukinfield Crematorium, the Daily Mail reported Monday.
The council said the plan would reduce its carbon footprint by capturing and reusing the energy.
The heat generated could be enough to power the boiler and light the chapel. The idea has already been given the green light by a few locals.
“I have no problem with it,” said Rev Tim Hayes of St John’s Church.
“They treat people with real dignity at the crematorium, but the procedure itself is a very scientific process. I’ll be very interested to see how the plans unfold.”
The Rev. Dr. Vernon Marshall of Old Chapel called it a “final act of generosity” that is “a lovely way for the dead to provide comfort for the living at a difficult time.”