Promession

The concept of promession (an environmentally friendly way to dispose of waste) was developed by Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, who derived the name from Italian word for “promise” (promessa). She founded Promessa Organic AB in 1997 to commercially pursue her idea. For 15 years, this company has been freeze-drying bodies with liquid nitrogen; the next step is a vibration, such as a favorite song or other piece of music, which then “breaks you up”

The dry powder is placed in a biodegradable casket which is interred in the top layers of soil where aerobic bacteria decompose the remains into humus in as little as 6–12 months.

Back to Top