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Large Refiner
Large Refiner
Category Base Building
Type Automated Refinery Unit
Updated Expeditions

A Large Refiner is a base building product.


A Large Refiner is a base building product for purifying and combining three elements to create another or to crack higher unique elements to create smaller and more concentrated resources. It is the largest of the four Refiners.

For example, it can be used to refine Gold, Silver, and Cadmium into Chromatic Metal x10.

Some end products of the refinery tree are reversible.

Game description[]

A vital piece of planetary equipment. The Refiner allows gathered substances to be processed into more powerful and more advanced materials.

The Large Refiner allows three different substances to be combined into one new material, or materials to be processed at better ratios.

The Large Refiner must be installed in a Habitable Base, but does not require additional power sources.

Fuel sources[]

The Large Refiner is non-portable and needs no fuel, as it is connected to the power supply of your base or freighter.


Large Refiner can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

The blueprint can be obtained as part of the Scientific Research missions.

Deleting the Large Refiner will refund all materials.

No more than two Large Refiners and three Medium Refiners can be built in a 50u area.


A refiner can be used to refine or grind a number of materials. A list of these can be found on the Refiner page.

Additional information[]

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a base building product.