Sweden once again jumps ahead of everybody else when the subject is alternative energy. The resourceful Swedish came up with a new energy source, recycling energy that would otherwise be wasted.

The town of Halmstad will connect its local crematorium to the heating system:

“To start with we’re planning on heating our own facilities, but hopefully we can connect to the district heating network in the future,” said Halmstad cemetery administrator Lennart Andersson to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

“After all this talk about the environment we realized we should take advantage of the heat created during cremation,” he said.

“There won’t be anything different about the ashes,” he said.