Researchers from Brighton University are contributing to the development of the world’s first hydrogen-powered crematorium. In partnership with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, the project is focused on Worthing Crematorium and aligns with the carbon-neutrality goals of Adur and Worthing Councils by 2030.

DFW Europe, a cremator manufacturer, will conduct initial testing of the hydrogen technology in the Netherlands this summer. If successful, the technology will be brought to Worthing Crematorium for trials starting in spring 2024.

Dr Kevin Wyche, Pete Lyons, and Dr Kirsty Smallbone from Brighton University’s School of Applied Sciences are responsible for monitoring air quality as part of the project. Their goal is to demonstrate that the new hydrogen-powered system can significantly reduce carbon emissions without compromising air quality.

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