Chemfuel powered generator

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Chemfuel powered generator

Fueled generator

Produces electricity from chemfuel.


Type
BuildingsPower
Placeable
Yes
Size
2 ˣ 2
HP
300
Power
+ 1000W
Buy
Steel 100 Component 3
Sell
Steel 75 Component 2


A chemfuel powered generator provides power by burning chemfuel. Unlike the variable power output of solar generators and wind turbines which depend on the night-day cycle and wind, respectively, chemfuel powered generators produce a constant supply of power for as long as they are fueled. A constant supply of power may reduce your base's need for batteries at the cost of having chemfuel and haulers to keep it running. Chemfuel is obtained by milking tamed boomalopes or creating it via refinery. Similar to the Wood-fired generators, chemfuel powered generators avoid issues with wind, weather, and eclipses as long as they have fuel.


A chemfuel powered generator can hold 25 chemfuel, which will provide power for roughly 6 days and 6 hours before running out. A single boomalope, milked every two days, can easily provide enough fuel to keep two generators running. Chemfuel powered generators produce heat as a by-product, although not as much as a campfire or heater. They are also very unattractive, making them a poor choice for your bedroom-heating needs.

Obtaining

Chemfuel powered generators can be constructed after you have completed research into Electricity.

History

Chemfuel powered generators were added in Beta 18.