Dead People Power: UK Crematorium to Sell Power for National Grid

CrematoriumJasper Copping reports in the Telegraph:

Durham Crematorium wants to install turbines in two of its burners, which would use the heat generated during the cremation process to provide the same amount of electricity as would power 1,500 televisions.

A third burner is to be used to provide heating for the site’s chapel and its offices. The scheme would be the first of its kind in the UK but industry experts say that it could be followed by other similar projects.

Many crematoria are currently replacing their furnaces, to meet government targets on preventing mercury emissions from escaping into the atmosphere. Up to 16 per cent of all mercury emitted in the UK comes from crematoria because of fillings in teeth. Left unchecked, that figure is predicted to rise to 25 per cent by 2020.

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  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Humans should be compensated from birth when anyone or any company uses them or their information for profit.

    All information ever sold about the individual should be owned by the individual and should therefore be subject to recompense to the individual.

    If you extract thermal information from humans – then pay family for it. As an example free cremation or a one time fee paid to the family per thermal unit or by weight.

    If you extract data/information from individuals for resale – pay the individual for it. Every time a company sells your information – they owe you money.

    At birth and throughout their lives human should have complete ownership of themselves and their information and therefore be compensated for any use thereof in perpetuity.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Aw, you still think there should be money. That is so cute.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Humans should be compensated from birth when anyone or any company uses them or their information for profit.

    All information ever sold about the individual should be owned by the individual and should therefore be subject to recompense to the individual.

    If you extract thermal information from humans – then pay family for it. As an example free cremation or a one time fee paid to the family per thermal unit or by weight.

    If you extract data/information from individuals for resale – pay the individual for it. Every time a company sells your information – they owe you money.

    At birth and throughout their lives human should have complete ownership of themselves and their information and therefore be compensated for any use thereof in perpetuity.

  • d4l3d

    I SING the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul. … Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass

  • Anonymous

    I SING the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul. … Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Just think, the next time you download porn, it might just be powered by grandma

    • Mr Willow

      Aaaannd I think my brain just melted. Thanks for that.

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        Glad i could help

    • Anarchy Pony

      That was incredible. I bow to your incredibly macabre brilliance. 

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Just think, the next time you download porn, it might just be powered by grandma

  • Mr Willow

    Aaaannd I think my brain just melted. Thanks for that.

  • Redacted

    It is every citizen’s final duty to go into the tanks and become one with all the people.

    -Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, Alpha Centauri

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      such a great game

      • Redacted

        Technological advance is an inherently iterative process. One does not simply take sand from the beach and produce a Dataprobe. We use crude tools to fashion better tools, and then our better tools to fashion more precise tools, and so on. Each minor refinement is a step in the process, and all of the steps must be taken.

        -Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, “Looking God in the Eye”

  • Suddenly Spam!

    It is every citizen’s final duty to go into the tanks and become one with all the people.

    -Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, Alpha Centauri

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Glad i could help

  • DeepCough

    Isn’t it about time we started recycling our corpses?

  • DeepCough

    Isn’t it about time we started recycling our corpses?

  • Anarchy Pony

    Aw, you still think there should be money. That is so cute.

  • Anarchy Pony

    That was incredible. I bow to your incredibly macabre brilliance. 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Soylent Heat

  • Anonymous

    Soylent Heat

  • Calypso_1

    ….soon to be available as an exportable powerplant technology for underdeveloped countries.

  • Anonymous

    ….soon to be available as an exportable powerplant technology for underdeveloped countries.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    such a great game

  • Suddenly Spam!

    Technological advance is an inherently iterative process. One does not simply take sand from the beach and produce a Dataprobe. We use crude tools to fashion better tools, and then our better tools to fashion more precise tools, and so on. Each minor refinement is a step in the process, and all of the steps must be taken.

    -Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, “Looking God in the Eye”

  • Real

    umm I dont know about this. If doctors find some way to profit from this there are going to to be a lot more terminal patients around.

  • Real

    umm I dont know about this. If doctors find some way to profit from this there are going to to be a lot more terminal patients around.

  • Electric Wizard

    What the hell did we ever do without electrcity?

  • Electric Wizard

    What the hell did we ever do without electrcity?

  • D.D.B.

    That’s a terrific idea, I also think we should use aborted fetuses as food to feed the poor! Yeah, and we could start making abortion mandatory for the poor! Wow, this is all coming together!

  • D.D.B.

    That’s a terrific idea, I also think we should use aborted fetuses as food to feed the poor! Yeah, and we could start making abortion mandatory for the poor! Wow, this is all coming together!

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