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Kiwi invention of ‘impossible’ pet water cremation machine

Kiwi inventor Matthew Brown has created a machine that treats the remains of our beloved

pets in a low temperature water process that has near-zero impact on the environment. A U.S. supplier of first-generation machines has described Brown’s invention as ‘impossible’,

but the first of his machines are already working in New Zealand and Australia. His invention is a quantum leap advance from the first-generation machines.


Interest in pet water cremation is already rising swiftly, because first-generation water cremation systems have only a fraction of the carbon footprint of the traditional flame system. And that’s just the first-generation.


Matthew Brown’s new, second-generation system is even better. Significantly better.


He has slashed the carbon footprint by a further third. His process takes less than half the usual time, uses much less water, and operates at much lower and safer temperatures than some of the old first-generation systems which operate well above 100 degrees in a high- pressure boiler.


His system uses just 1/10th of the energy used in traditional flame cremation.


He says “It’s a no-brainer. It’s peace of mind for pet lovers who want a respectful treatment of remains and to look after the environment. It means the end of flame cremation for pets – and for humans once the New Zealand legislation catches up.”


How does the second-generation system work?

our pet’s remains are gently and respectfully placed in a sealed compartment. A mixture of water (95%) and alkali (5%) is heated to 95 degrees and circulated ‘uniquely’. (Sorry, we can’t spell out what ‘uniquely’ means – it’s commercially sensitive), reducing all but the bones to a liquid. The liquid is then neutralised, making it eco-safe for the water cycle, or used for fertilizer. The whole process takes 8-10 hours. The bones are converted to powder and returned to you in a package or urn. You can also use the powder as fertiliser.


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