Biofuel refinery

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Biofuel refinery

Biofuel refinery

Refines biological matter like wood or plant matter into chemfuel.


Base Stats

Type
ProductionResources
HP
200
Market Value
485 Silver.png [Note]
Flammability
100%
Placeable
Yes
Size
2 ˣ 3
Power
-170W
Cover Effectiveness
50%

Creation

Required Research
Biofuel Refining
Skill Required
Construction 4
Work To Make
2,000 ticks (33.33 secs)
Resources to make
Steel.png 200 + Component.png 3
Deconstruct yield
Steel.png 100 + Component.png 1 - 2
Technical


The biofuel refinery is a work table that produces chemfuel from wood or raw food (except hay). It cannot be re-installed.

Acquisition

Constructing a biofuel refinery requires Biofuel Refining to be researched, as well as Steel.png 200 Steel, Component.png 3 Component and 2,000 ticks (33.33 secs). It requires a minimum construction skill of 4.

Analysis

Refinery Usage

While the refinery is selected, click "Bills" then "Add Bill" to add an order to produce chemfuel:

  • Make chemfuel from wood: Turns 70 wood logs into 35 chemfuel. Takes 2,000 ticks (33.33 secs) of work.
  • Make chemfuel from raw food: Turns 3.5 nutrition worth of food ingredients into 35 chemfuel, worth Silver 80.5. Takes 2,500 ticks (41.67 secs) of work.

Ingredients

Most raw ingredients have a nutrition value of 0.05. For such ingredients, 3.5 nutrition requires 70 units, which is the same quantity required of wood.

Since chemfuel powered generators use only 4 fuel per day, it is very easy to achieve power from a closed system. (A farm can easily fuel its own Sunlamps and still provide a surplus of food)

Version history

  • Before Beta 19, it used to be simply called the Refinery, and meals could be used as organic ingredients.