Jan Keeman about sustainability “after 40 years of producing cremation and filtration equipment” it was more or less natural to proceed to an electrically powered cremator. The demand for a sustainable cremation process has increased even more in these years. Research, innovation, tests and in particular discussions with our customers led to the introduction of the DFW Electric two years ago, which turned out to be a bull’s-eye.
Sustainability is a main topic, but what is sustainability?
Is it a product that we can use for a long time? Or should we see it as a method for protecting the environment, as a structural contribution to saving the climate? It is clear that we have to handle the available minerals with care. For us, sustainability also means taking a critical look at how we control our processes. Working in a way that has as little impact on the environment as possible. That is what we are aiming for with our electric cremator.
Meanwhile we have learned that electric cremations result in an energy cost reduction of more than 50% per cremation process compared to using gas. That is a lot, but there is more to it than that. We should also consider the fact that 110 kg less CO2 is released into the atmosphere during each cremation process when an electrically powered cremator is used instead of a gas powered cremator.
The same effect of reduction is reflected in the emission of nitrogen oxides, the well-known NOx emission. The electrically powered cremator shows a very large reduction of more than 50% compared to the gas powered cremator. In short, this is another great benefit of the electric cremation process. The interest in the DFW Electric at home and abroad is great. This is a new chapter in the cremation industry, one of sustainable energy consumption. It means that DFW as a company is able to produce cremation installations that save energy, irrespective of the source of energy. Installations that operate on natural gas, propane, oil, bio-oil, electricity, hybrid and, in the short term, also hydrogen.”