Pyrolyzed test-rabbit

The test went successful.

Only carbon remains and the carbonized bones of course, the bones are very brittle.

pyrolyzed test rabbit

The highest temperature reached was 380 degrees Celsius. Ideally a higher temperature is better, the definitive pyrolysiscells must reach 500 to 600 degrees Celsius to produce as little unwanted side products as possible.

Start weight rabbit 1043 gram, the tray weights 840 gram, total weight 1883 gram.
After 15 hours on 80 degrees Celsius  1438 gram, 445 gram evaporation
The end result 1017 gram, 421 gram less then after the evaporation phase
So there remains 177 gram carbon and bones or 177/(1043/100) = 16,97%.

About Egidius Kuhlmann

Reading about peak-oil, overpopulation, “Terra Preta” and biochar in 2009 and after making batches biochar for soil improvement from garden residue, I thought, why not make biochar from corpses. Deeply worried about the unsustainable path 'we' as humanity have taken, I see a future where fossil fuels are scarce, the western economic growth model in tatters, the global temperature rises due to the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere with an growing population reaching billions more humans than is sustainable? Thinking along those paths, the question “how can we dispose so efficiently and with the least amount of energy of human remains” became the starting point.
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