Coal

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Coal
Coal.png
Mainly used as fuel for vehicles & coal generators and for steel production.
Component
Category Ores
Unlocked at Tier 3
Stack Size 100
Sink Value 3
Blueprint Path

/Game/FactoryGame/Resource/RawResources/Coal/Desc_Coal.Desc_Coal_C

Fuel
Energy (MJ) 300
Stack Energy (MJ) 30000
Burn Time
5.455s in Tractor
4s in Truck
4s in Coal Generator
3.333s in Explorer
Stack Burn Time
9m 5.455s in Tractor
6m 40s in Truck
6m 40s in Coal Generator
5m 33.333s in Explorer
Crafting
Mined In Miner
Mining Time 1s
Pieces Made 1
Ingredients

Coal is a common resource found in the world which is used for advanced smelting or for power generation. It can power Coal Generators and vehicles . It burns for 4 seconds in a coal generator, with a fuel value of 300MJ.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The resource node of Coal can be located with a Resource Scanner once unlocked. It can be harvested by hand (default E) or by placing a Miner on a resource node. Trace amount of it can be found scattered around the world in deposit form.

Produced Items per Minute
Miner MK1Miner MK2Miner MK3
Impure3060120
Normal60120240
Pure120240480

Number of its resource nodes as below:

Total Coal Nodes
TypeNumberRate Mk.3Rate Mk.3 at 250 %
Impure 6 720 1800
Normal 29 6960 17400
Pure 16 7680 19200
Total 51 15360 31680* / 38400
  • The maximum rate with a Miner Mk.3 at 250 % is 1200/min, whereas a Belt Mk.5 can only carry 780/min, so the maximum mining rate is 31680/min.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

IngredientsTime (s)Product
5 ×  Biomass 8 6 ×   Biocoal alt
1 ×  Wood 4 10 ×   Charcoal alt
Input Buildings Ingredients Building Product
 Miner60/min   Coal
0.63 ×  Constructor  Biomass  (37.5/min)  Constructor45/min   Biocoal alt
 Wood  (15/min)  Constructor150/min   Charcoal alt

Usage[edit | edit source]

Used to craft[edit | edit source]

IngredientsTime (s)Product
3 ×  Iron Ore 4 3 ×   Steel Ingot
3 ×  Coal
1 ×  Coal 8 1 ×   Black Powder
2 ×  Sulfur
5 ×  Coal 8 1 ×   Filter
2 ×  Rubber
2 ×  Fabric
5 ×  Coal 12 5 ×   Compacted Coal alt
5 ×  Sulfur
2 ×  Iron Ingot 3 3 ×   Solid Steel Ingot alt
2 ×  Coal
3 ×  Alumina Solution 2 5 ×   Electrode - Aluminum Scrap alt
1 ×  Coal 1 ×  Water


Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Some Coal nodes are blocked by boulders which can be detonated by using a Nobelisk Detonator.

See also[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 0.3: Fuel value was re-balanced to 300, from 270. Resulting burn time however was reduced due to increased coal generator power output.

References[edit | edit source]