The FBCA and stakeholders from the cremation and funeral profession across the UK are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cremations and finding greener alternatives.

In this effort, the Westerleigh Group is proud to announce that when their latest Crematorium located at Strait Mile, Babworth, Retford, Nottinghamshire (Babworth Crematorium) opens in August, it will be the first Crematorium in the UK equipped with NOx Abatement Plant, further demonstrating Westerleigh’s commitment to maintaining the highest levels of Environmental protection across its Crematoria operations.

The Facultatieve Technologies NOx abatement system is a tried and tested technology specifically designed for the crematorium industry, although not sold in the UK before now.

Consisting of a compact self-contained system easily installed, the system is “plug and play” and fully automated requiring no manual intervention whilst operating.

The FT NOx system is based upon an accurate micro dosing of specially formulated Urea based solution into a hot operational cremator so ensuring optimum reduction of NOx during every cremation.

The use of such a NOx abatement system can achieve a better than two thirds reduction in NOx emissions, helping reduce the pollutant burden to the air we all breathe.
The NOx Abatement Plant has been installed in Italy where it is now a requirement for new Cremators, and in Belgium where the legislation is being considered by the Government.

The NOx Abatement Plant costs £25.000.00 per unit and one unit is required for each Cremator.

A spokesman for The Westerleigh Group commented, “We as a company are constantly seeking new ways to improve our Plant and this is an important further step to limit pollution and the impact of the Crematorium on the Environment.”

Facultatieve Technologies

Facultatieve Technologies (FT) with 145 years of experience in cremation is the international market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of cremation and filtration equipment.