Your Powdered Corpse

From Sweden, Promessa is offering new options in Corpseware and ecological dying:

  • The corpse is frozen to minus 18 degrees Celsius and then submerged in liquid nitrogen.

  • This makes the body very brittle.
  • Vibration of a ‘specific amplitude’ transforms it into an organic powder. [!!]
  • A vacuum chamber evaporates the body’s 74% water.
  • The now dry powder then passes through a metal separator where any surgical ‘spare parts’ and mercury are removed.
  • The remains are now ready to be laid in a coffin made of corn starch. [!!]
  • There is no hurry with the burial itself. The organic powder, which is hygienic and odorless, does not decompose when kept dry.
  • The burial takes place in a shallow grave in living soil that turns the coffin and its contents into compost in about 6-12 months time.

Powder after green dying processClick ‘The Greening of Dying‘ for a roundup of green burial options, including ‘body-reduction boiling’ and other innovations.

Tip to SpringWise for the new Cracked Ice Corpse Method.