Biomass Burner

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Biomass Burner
Biomass Burner.png
Burns various forms of biomass to generate electricity for the power grid. Has no input and must therefore be fed biomass manually.
Resource consumption will automatically be lowered to meet power demands.
Unlocked at Tier 0 - HUB Upgrade 6
Category Power
Subcategory Generators
Power Generated 30 MW
Fuel Leaves, Flower Petals, Wood, Mycelia, Biomass, Solid Biofuel, Packaged Liquid Biofuel, Alien Carapace, Alien Organs, Fabric
Overclockable Yes
Dimensions
Width 8 m
Length 8 m
Height 7 m
Required Items
Iron Plate.png
15
Iron Rod.png
15
Wire.png
25


A factory needs power, and power needs a generator. In comes the biomass generator, cleaning up your lawn and building a better world in one fell swoop!
~ Caterina Parks's assistant Steve

The Biomass Burner is an early Power generator that uses organic material as fuel. These materials can be gathered from trees, shrubs, and most flora and fauna found in the world. Later these raw materials can be refined into Biomass and Solid Biofuel for higher fuel efficiency.

The HUB can have two (small) Biomass Burners attached to it — one for completing each of these Tier 0 Milestones: "Hub Upgrade 1" and "Hub Upgrade 5".

Fuel consumption[edit | edit source]

Energy is given in MJ. 1MJ provides 1MW of power for 1 second or 30MW of power (1 Biomass Burner at 100% load) for 0.033 seconds.

Fuel Burn Times

Fuel Type
(Fuel Value)
Biomass
Burner

(30 MW)
Coal
Generator

(75 MW)
Fuel
Generator

(150 MW)
Nuclear
Power
Plant

(2500 MW)
Cyber
Wagon

(150 MW)
Tractor
(55 MW)
Truck
(75 MW)
Explorer
(90 MW)
Chainsaw
(75 MW)
Jetpack
(200 MW)
 Leaves (15 MJ) 0.5s - - - 0.1s 0.27s 0.2s 0.17s - -
 Wood (100 MJ) 3.33s - - - 0.67s 1.82s 1.33s 1.11s - -
 Mycelia (20 MJ) 0.67s - - - 0.13s 0.36s 0.27s 0.22s - -
 Alien Carapace (250 MJ) 8.33s - - - 1.67s 4.55s 3.33s 2.78s - -
 Alien Organs (250 MJ) 8.33s - - - 1.67s 4.55s 3.33s 2.78s - -
 Flower Petals (100 MJ) 3.33s - - - 0.67s 1.82s 1.33s 1.11s - -
 Color Cartridge (900 MJ) - - - - 6s 16.36s 12s 10s - -
 Fabric (15 MJ) 0.5s - - - 0.1s 0.27s 0.2s 0.17s - -
 Biomass (180 MJ) 6s - - - 1.2s 3.27s 2.4s 2s - -
 Solid Biofuel (450 MJ) 15s - - - 3s 8.18s 6s 5s 6s -
 Liquid Biofuel (750 MJ) - - 5s - - - - - - -
 Packaged Liquid Biofuel (750 MJ) 25s - - - 5s 13.64s 10s 8.33s - -
 Coal (300 MJ) - 4s - - 2s 5.45s 4s 3.33s - -
 Compacted Coal (630 MJ) - 8.4s - - 4.2s 11.45s 8.4s 7s - -
 Petroleum Coke (180 MJ) - 2.4s - - 1.2s 3.27s 2.4s 2s - -
 Fuel (600 MJ) - - 4s - - - - - - -
 Packaged Fuel (600 MJ) - - - - 4s 10.1s 8s 6.67s - 3s
 Turbofuel (2,000 MJ) - - 13.33s - - - - - - -
 Packaged Turbofuel (2,000 MJ) - - - - 13.33s 36.36s 26.67s 22.22s - -
 Heavy Oil Residue (400 MJ) - - - - - - - - - -
 Packaged Heavy Oil Residue (400 MJ) - - - - 2.67s 7.27s 5.33s 4.44s - -
 Packaged Oil (320 MJ) - - - - 2.13s 5.82s 4.27s 3.56s - -
 Battery (6,000 MJ) - - - - 40s 1m 49s 1m 20s 1m 6.7s - -
 Nuclear Fuel Rod (750,000 MJ) - - - 5m 1h 23m 20s 3h 47m 16s 2h 46m 40s 2h 18m 53s - -

If power consumption is not 100%, the resource consumption is automatically lowered, that is, each item burns for longer time.

Conversion[edit | edit source]

Most fuel types can be crafted into a higher tier fuel type, increasing their Energy.

  • Input Energy: refers to the total energy of the items that go into one crafting process
  • Output Energy: refers to the total energy of the items that come out of one crafting process
  • Energy Multiplier: How much energy you gain by crafting it into the next tier item.
Input Fuel Input Energy (MJ) Output Fuel Output Energy (MJ) Energy Multiplier
10 × Leaves 150 5 × Biomass 900 6
4 × Wood 400 20 × Biomass 3600 9
10 × Mycelia 200 10 × Biomass 1800 9
1 × Alien Carapace 250 100 × Biomass 18,000 72
1 × Alien Organs 250 200 × Biomass 36,000 144
8 × Biomass 1,440 4 × Solid Biofuel 1800 1.25

HUB Biomass Burner[edit | edit source]

Two Biomass Burners are added to The HUB as the engineer progresses through Tier 0. These Biomass Burners are of the smaller version and only produces 20 MW each. All fuel items such as biomass and leaves also burns proportionally slower, that is, they last 1.5x as long.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The biomass burner, like all power generating buildings, behaves differently to other buildings when overclocked. See Clock Speed for more info.
  • Since the game map is hand-made there is a limited amount of biomass available on the map, meaning that with enough determination you could run out of fuel to put in these generators.
  • The are ways to regenerate biomass though, by farming loots from hostile creatures which respawn over time, or from a makeshift farm of Lizard Doggos.
  • In the early game, around 12 biomass burners should be sufficient until the coal power is unlocked, if the player did not overbuild.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]