Egidius Kuhlmann

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Name: Egidius Kuhlmann
Organization: Pyrolysium
Title: Founder, Chair foundation, CEO
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. Not being convinced that the paradigm of relentless competition and endless growth on planet earth is a wise one, I opt for collaboration, cooperation and sharing in the hope to make a difference.

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Jul 26, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Global Warming, Energy conservation, Population, Sustainability

Pyrolysium is a web platform for the promotion and development of pyrolysis as an efficient way to dispose of human remains using the least amount of energy possible. Pyrolysium is a low-tech, viable alternative to current standard burial and cremation practices.