Terramation | Frequently Asked Questions

Terramation (Human Composting) FAQs

The Terramation (human composting) process gently transforms human remains into soil by stimulating naturally occurring microbes in the body using moisture and oxygen. This process simply speeds up natural decomposition, but in a controlled environment where the soil can then be safely returned to the family.

The Terramation (human composting) process produces roughly 1.5 cubic yards of soil. You can choose to take as much or as little as you would like. The soil produced is safe, nutrient-rich, and perfect for a garden or potted plant.

The Terramation process can take anywhere from 60-90 days. This includes 30-60 days in an individual vessel and an additional 30 days for the soil the cure/rest.

The Terramation process relies on only organic material, moisture, and oxygen. The process also has very low energy requirements and prevents the release of carbon into the atmosphere when chosen over cremation.

Very rarely! The only time Terramation is ruled out is in the rare case of prion-related diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or a highly infectious disease such as Ebola.

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