A rat experiment.
A dead rat in the garden, 184 gram, big enough to fill the little pyrolysiscell.
A bit pushing was necessary to get the rat in the cell.
Brute force approach today heating up vaporizing the water content and pyrolysis phase direct afterwards.
Shortly flammable gases start to come out of the exhaust, mostly hydrogen gas and acrolein from decomposing fat.
It is clear that animals remains don’t give nice pieces of biochar. The flesh melts when the cell membranes losing their integrity. On the left side is the skull of the rat with the front teeth is visible, the bones are very brittle. Only 24 gram remains 13% from the original 184 gram.