Advancing research

Many crematoria have significantly reduced their emissions and energy requirements in recent years. Some of the ovens are operated completely electrically and with green electricity. Closed systems keep temperatures constant even in stand-by mode. Coffins are made from banana leaves and wicker in a particularly resource-friendly way. To ensure that this gratifying path continues to be successfully followed, vita cum morte promotes interdisciplinary dialogue in the fields of technology and health.

Drawing insights from data

In concrete terms, vita cum morte invests in research and further development in the field of cremation technology and awards corresponding contracts to scientific institutions such as the University of Kiel. In addition, the association conducts its own studies, which are shared with the relevant authorities in accordance with its non-profit status. During the Corona pandemic, for example, vita cum morte was able to contribute anonymous data on deceased persons for analyses by the Institutes of Forensic Medicine in Hamburg and the Charité in Berlin.

Knowledge transfer without blinkers

Vita cum morte also exchanges information with representatives of other sectors and industries across national borders. After all, topics such as furnace and control technology as well as industrial automation occupy a number of sectors. The exchange of knowledge and experience brings all participants forward – this is what vita cum morte stands for and what drives all employees and members of this association – for the benefit of people and nature.

Here is a selection of our partners from research and industry:

  • Institute for Forensic Medicine Stade GmbH
  • Institute of Forensic Medicine Hamburg
  • Institute for Forensic Medicine Berlin
  • Commercial Institute for Environmental Protection and Environmental Analysis (IFU GmbH)
  • RAL – Quality Assurance Association for Cremation Facilities e.V.
  • CremTec GmbH


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