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Fermenter

The Fermenter is a machine that processes organic matter such as Saplings and Sugar Canes into Biomass, which can be used as a fuel in a Biogas Engine, or in the Bio Generator.

It can also be used to produce Short Mead out of Honeydew and Liquid Honey.

Fermentation Items such as Fertilizer, Mulch or Compost are required as catalysts. Each item has different properties.

Any liquids produced by this machine can be canned, bottled or extracted via Buildcraft Waterproof Pipes.

GUI

The Fermenter's GUI is divided into seven areas:

I - Liquids Input Slot
You can manually place liquid Cans, Capsules, Buckets, etc. in here in order to fill the Liquid Tank (II).

II - Liquid Tank
This tank will hold the source liquids, such as Water, Honey or Apple Juice.

III - Organic Item Slot
Fermentable resources such as Saplings can be placed in here.

IV - Fermentation Item Slot
For the fermentation process, you need a fuel to power it. Fertilizer, Mulch or Compost can be placed in this slot and will act as fuel.

V - Output Tank
The resulting Biomass or Short Mead will be stored in this tank.

VI - Can Slot
You can place Cans, Bottles, Buckets, etc. in this slot for them to be filled. Filled cans go to VII.

VII - Can Output Slot
Filled cans are placed in here. They can be either removed manually or through Pipes.

Power

Note: Redstone Flux Energy
The Fermenter requires Redstone Flux Energy (RF) in order to work. You can supply it by connecting any RF power source.

The more power that is supplied to the Fermenter, the faster it'll operate.

Biomass Production Mechanics

The amount of Biomass that the Fermenter produces depends on the resources that are supplied.

Fermentation Items (IV)

ItemWork CyclesLiquid Consumption (mB)
Fertilizer20011200
Compost25012000
Mulch25012000

The Work Cycles is the amount of time that the Fuel will burn. This means that Compost and Mulch will ferment for a longer amount of time than Fertilizer.

Organic Items (III)

Saplings

The amount of Biomass produced by the Fermenter depends on the source Sapling's “Sappiness” genetic trait (since 2.1.x.x for Minecraft 1.5). The values are below:

Found onFactorYield
LowestVanilla Saplings (without genetic properties)1.0250 mB
LowerBalsa, Larch, Pine, Lime, Chestnut, Walnut, etc.2.0500 mB
LowCherry, Kapok, Ebony, Mahogany, Willow, etc.3.0750 mB
AverageLemon, Plum4.01000 mB
HighMahoe6.01500 mB
Highern/a (yet)8.02000 mB
Highestn/a (yet)10.02500 mB

Note: Biomass Production on Previous Versions
The amount of Biomass produced per Sapling on versions prior to 2.1.x.x was 800 mB, regardless of type or genetic traits.

Other Organic Items

ItemOutput/Item (mB)
Wheat100
Cactus200
Sugar Canes200
Mushroom200
Plantball (Requires IndustrialCraft²)400
Compressed Plantball (Requires IndustrialCraft²)500

Source Liquids (II)

LiquidOutput Modifier
Water1.0x
Honey1.5x
Fruit Juice1.5x

Production Calculation

The amount of Biomass that is produced is calculated through the following formula:

Biomass Amount = Liquid Consumption * Output Modifier

For example, if Water is the used liquid and Compost is used as the fermentation item, you have:

Compost's Liquid Consumption = 12000 mB
Water's Output Modifier = 1.0

Therefore, Biomass Amount = 12000 * 1.0 = 12000 mB (12 Buckets).

Short Mead Production

Short Mead can also be produced in a Fermenter.
To make Short Mead, you will need:

  • Liquid Honey (Output Modifier = 1.0);
  • Honeydew (Output/Item = 500 mB);
  • Any Fermenter Item shown above.

Crafting

Bronze Gear

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Bronze Gear

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Sturdy Casing

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Bronze Gear

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Bronze Gear

Fermenter

Requires:

  • 4 x Bronze Gear
  • 4 x Glass
  • 1 x Sturdy Casing

Produces

  • 1 x Fermenter

Pipes

RedPower2 Tubes behave differently than BuildCraft pipes! This is not a bug.

Feed saplings in through the top of the Fermenter and fertilizer in through the bottom.

Input

  • Any Side: Organic Items (III)
  • Any Side: Fertilizer, Compost or Mulch (IV)
  • Any Side (Waterproof): Liquids (II)

Powered Output

  • Any Side (Waterproof): Biomass or Short Mead (V)
  • Any Side: Filled Cans (VII)
energy/fermenter.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/02 18:58 (external edit)