A reliable power source is a critical step toward self-sufficiency. Consider keeping a photo-journal of your achievements to motivate you in times of despair.


― PDA, Dialogue


The Bioreactor is constructed with the Habitat Builder and composts organic matter into Energy. It can break down any organic matter into reliable energy for Seabases. The Bioreactor produces 5 energy every 12 seconds with a maximum capacity of 500 units per Bioreactor. It can only be placed inside a Multipurpose Room. It does not affect power in creative mode.

Bioreactors work well in biomes where organic matter is plentiful, such as Kelp Forests or Mushroom Forests, where Solar Panels may be less efficient. It is also easy to supply a Bioreactor with fuel if one keeps an Exterior Growbed or Interior Growbed or Alien Containment full of fish nearby. It is also useful for disposing of any excess or spoiled flora and fauna that the player has no more need of. Egg-hatched fish in particular provide the most energy.

Thanks to its low costs and easily renewable fuel it is perfectly suited to power outposts with low power devices like a Battery Charger or Power Cell Charger, especially if the area lacks the requirements for both Solar Panels and Thermal Plants. But even if better sources are available, it still provides easy additional energy for demanding seabases.


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumWiring KitLubricantArrow-right (1)BuilderArrow-right (1)Bioreactor

Energy Values (expand)

Acid MushroomArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Acid Mushroom SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Blue Palm SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Cave Bush SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Creepvine SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×75
Creepvine Seed ClusterArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Deep ShroomArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Deep Shroom SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Eyes Plant SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Furled Papyrus SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Gabe's Feather SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Gel SackArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×100
Spore Sack SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Ghost Weed SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Jellyshroom SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Koosh SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×75
Membrain Tree SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Pygmy Fan SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Redwort SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Regress Shell SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Rouge Cradle SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Sea Crown SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Spotted Dockleaf SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Tiger Plant SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Veined Nettle SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Violet Beau SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Writhing Weed SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50

Bulbo Tree SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×75
Chinese PotatoArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×375
Fern Palm SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Grub Basket SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Jaffa Cup SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Lantern FruitArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×325
Marblemelon SeedsArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
MarblemelonArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×550
Small MarblemelonArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×275
Ming Plant SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Pink CapArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Pink Cap SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Speckled RattlerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Speckled Rattler SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Voxel Shrub SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50

Coral SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Fungal SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Purple Brain Coral SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50
Table Coral SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50

Shocker EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
Bone Shark EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
Crabsnake EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
Gasopod EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
Jellyray EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
Sand Shark EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
Stalker EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
CrashEggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250
Mesmer EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250
Rabbit Ray EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250
Reefback EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250
Shuttlebug EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250
Spadefish EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250
Cute Fish EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×250

ReefbackArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×5000
CrabsnakeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×4500
ShockerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×4500
Sand SharkArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×4000
StalkerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×4000
BonesharkArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×4000
GasopodArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×4000
JellyrayArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×3000
CrashfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×2000
MesmerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×2000
ShuttlebugArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×2000
Rabbit RayArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×1500
ReginaldArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×1100
FloaterArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×1000
OculusArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×750
PeeperArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×750
HoopfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×575
HoverfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×575
Lava BoomerangArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×575
SpadefishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×575
SpinefishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×575
BoomerangArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×525
HolefishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×525
Lava EyeyeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×500
EyeyeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×450
BladderfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×400
GarryfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×400

Sea Treader FecesArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×1000
LubricantArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×100
Stalker ToothArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50

Data Bank Entry


On planets where organic matter is plentiful but sunlight is not, a reliable bioreactor will frequently prove the most efficient power solution.

  • May be installed in any multipurpose habitat room
  • Chemically composts organic materials, converting them into energy over time
  • Accepts all plant matter, from seeds and spores to moldy fruits and vegetables
  • Can also process animal matter (fat, muscle, eggs, etc.) and some organic waste products
  • Energy production is proportionate to the calories in the organic matter

'The Bioreactor: Totally organic.'



  • When the Bioreactor was first introduced, it was placed outside of the base, much like a Solar Panel.
  • The Bioreactor used to only accept the combination of Creepvine Samples and Fungus Samples.