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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.

BioreactorVO

― PDA, Dialogue

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The Bioreactor is constructed with the Habitat Builder and composts organic matter into Energy. It has a 4x4 inventory grid to place organic items into, and items placed inside it cannot be removed once placed. It can break down any organic matter into reliable energy for Seabases. The Bioreactor produces 1 energy every 1.2 seconds (50 per minute) 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.

Recipe

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


Energy Values (expand)

Acid MushroomArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


Acid Mushroom SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×21


Blood OilArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


Blue Palm SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Bulb Bush SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


Cave Bush SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Creepvine SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


Creepvine Seed ClusterArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Deep ShroomArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


Deep Shroom SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×21


Eyes Plant SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Furled Papyrus SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Gabe's Feather SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Gel SackArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×245


Spore Sack SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×7


Ghost Weed SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Jellyshroom SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Membrain Tree SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Pygmy Fan SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×28


Redwort SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Regress Shell SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Rouge Cradle SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Sea Crown SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Spotted Dockleaf SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Tiger Plant SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70
Veined Nettle SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×21


Violet Beau SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Writhing Weed SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70

Bulbo Tree SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


Chinese PotatoArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Fern Palm SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Grub Basket SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×105


Jaffa Cup SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Lantern FruitArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


MarblemelonArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


Marblemelon SeedsArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Small MarblemelonArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×280


Ming Plant SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Pink CapArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×105


Pink Cap SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×14


Speckled RattlerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Speckled Rattler SporeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×14


Voxel Shrub SeedArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×28


Coral Tube SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Fungal SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Purple Brain Coral SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Table Coral SampleArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70


Shocker EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×259


Bone Shark EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


Crabsnake EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×231


Crabsquid EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×259


CrashEggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×189


Cute Fish EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


Gasopod EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×231


Jellyray EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×119


LavaLizardEggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×189


Mesmer EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×175


Rabbit Ray EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Reefback EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×280


Sand Shark EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


Shuttlebug EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×105


Spadefish EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×140


Stalker EggArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×105


ShockerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×770


BladderfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


BonesharkArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×630


BoomerangArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×280


CrabsnakeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×700


CrabsquidArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×770


CrashfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×560


EyeyeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


FloaterArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×50


GarryfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


GasopodArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×700


HolefishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×280


HoopfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


HoverfishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×350


JellyrayArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×350


Lava LizardArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×560


Lava BoomerangArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×280


MesmerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×560


OculusArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×630


PeeperArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


Rabbit RayArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


Lava EyeyeArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


ReefbackArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×840


ReginaldArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×490


Sand SharkArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×630


ShuttlebugArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×280


SpadefishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×420


SpinefishArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×210


StalkerArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×560


LubricantArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×20


Sea Treader FecesArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×300


Stalker ToothArrow-right (1)BioreactorArrow-right (1)Energy×70



Data Bank Entry

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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.'

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Trivia

  • 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 Fungal Samples.
  • The Cuddlefish is the only hatchable fauna that cannot be put in the Bioreactor.