SUSTAINABLE CREMATION Fire to Water™
Qico's Fire to Water™ method, the closest imitation of Mother Nature available, is a truly global-friendly clean and green option for families who value the significance of one's final bodily act.
Qico officially incorporated with the mission of providing an environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial and economically viable water based alternative to fire cremation.
The water based Qico process emits no emissions and is substantially more energy efficient because it eliminates the dependency on natural gas, a non-replenishable fossil fuel.
Qico provides affordable, full-service, turnkey leasing options to funerary practitioners who are looking to be part of an ecologically better future.
The goal of Qico is to globally transition cremation technology from Fire to Water™ while promoting sustainability initiatives.
Pollutants such as toxins, dioxides, furans, particulates and greenhouse gases are avoided when replacing fire with water.
Alkaline Hydrolysis is a naturally occurring process by which the body of a deceased person is reduced to its essential organic components and bone fragments by using mild heat, water, and a combination of earth metal salts (plant ashes) in a water cremation chamber.
Before the process, the deceased is covered with a body wrapping that consists of a 100% protein based material such as silk, suede, leather, feather, fur or wool.
Alkaline hydrolysis generates calcium phosphate (bones) and hydrolysate. The bones are cremulated into cremains ("ashes") that are then inurned and returned to the family in the exact same manner as a traditional fire-based cremation.