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Category Catalyst
Type Unrefined Catalytic Element
Rarity Uncommon
Blueprint Value 41.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Charging, Upgrading, Refining
Symbol Na
Updated Origins

Sodium is a resource.


Sodium (Na) is a resource and one of the catalyst elements.

Game description[]

A powerful catalyst, useful for charging defensive technologies such as shields or hazard protection.

Exosuit material handling technology allows automatic harvesting from appropriate sodium-rich flora.

A vital ingredient in the creation of many advanced devices, products and components.


Sodium can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.CATALYST.2.png Sodium Nitrate x1  →  SUBSTANCE.CATALYST.1.png Sodium x2  ("Free Sodium", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.CAVE.png Marrow Bulb x1  →  SUBSTANCE.CATALYST.1.png Sodium x1  ("Extract Organic Sodium", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.CAVE.png Marrow Bulb x1  +  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.CATALYST.1.png Sodium x2  ("Extract Organic Sodium", 0.9 sec./unit output)



Sodium is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Sodium is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:


Sodium is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.

Additional information[]

  • A Portable Refiner can be used to change Sodium into Sodium Nitrate
  • Note that a unit of Sodium Nitrate is six times as good at charging technologies and requires only two sodium to produce. This makes it both more storage and energy efficient.
  • The flower models from which Sodium is harvested used to be sources of Zinc before the NEXT update.
  • Sodium-rich plants can be found by themselves or, rarely, in large groups. Same as with Oxygen-rich plants.

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a resource.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • Visions 1.77 - Hidden changes: Refining added to the "Used for" list.