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Medium Refiner
Medium Refiner
Category Base Building
Type Automated Refinery Unit
Updated Synthesis

A Medium Refiner is a base building product.


A Medium Refiner is a base building product for purifying and combining two elements to create another or to crack higher unique elements to create smaller and more concentrated resources. It is the middle-sized option of the four Refiners.

For example, a refiner can be used to refine Pyrite and Oxygen into Cactus Flesh, but reduces materials like Carbon Crystal to 150 Condensed Carbon as well.

Some end products of the refinery tree are reversable. (see below for other operations)

Game description[]

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

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

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

Fuel sources[]

The Medium refiner is non-portable and needs no fuel, as it is connected to the power supply of your base.


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

The blueprint can be obtained as part of the Base Computer missions.

No more than two Large Refiners and three Medium Refiners can be built in a 50u area. They can be stacked together in clusters of five.


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.