Gas-Burning Generator

Gas-Burning Generator
Gas-Burning Generator.png
Gas-Burning Generator

Mekanism: Generators




A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block



A Gas-Burning Generator creates power by consuming any burnable gas for example the Hydrogen produced by an Electrolytic Separator or Ethylene. The Gas-Burning Generator has its own internal storage tank with a capacity of 18,000 units. Gas Tanks can be used to expand the Hydrogen storage capacity of your system. Gas-Burning Generators can generate a maximum of 20,000 J/t (8,000 RF/t). They are an upper tier Mekanism power source that should supply adequate power to your base for a long time, but they are best used when they provide power to charge a bank of Energy Cubes, rather than sending the generator power out directly to your base.

As of 1.7.10, 1.12.2, and 1.16.5, 1 mB of Hydrogen gas is converted to 200 J (80 RF). 1 mB of Ethylene is converted to 28200 J (11280 RF). This means that hydrogen should not be used for power generation, as it produces less than it costs. Use Ethylene, or perhaps another compatible fuel from other mods.

A new feature in Mekanism v9 is that the Gas-Burning Generator will automatically scale its burning rate according to the amount of power stored in its internal buffer (this is usually determined by the tier of Universal Cable it is attached to). The burning rate will increase until the generator is producing the maximum output of 20,000 J/t (8,000 RF/t). This is 100 mB/t for Hydrogen and 0.7 mB/t for Ethylene. The rate is displayed on the right side of the GUI, below the gas and power storage indicators.

In Mekanism v10 for 1.16.5, the maximum gas burning and power generation rate is increased. Hydrogen is burned at a maximum rate of 256 mB/t, generating up to 20,480 RF/t, and Ethylene is burned at a maximum rate of 6.4 mB/t, generating up to 72,192 RF/t.

Crafting Recipe

Osmium Ingot Enriched Alloy Osmium Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Gas-Burning Generator
Steel Casing Electrolytic Core Steel Casing
Osmium Ingot Enriched Alloy Osmium Ingot

User Interface

Gas-Burning Generator GUI.png

  1. Visual hydrogen storage indicator
  2. Gas Tank can be placed here to fill the internal hydrogen tank
  3. Energy Info Display: generation level, storage level, maximum power output from the energy buffer
  4. Place a chargeable item here to be charged
  5. Visual power buffer level
  6. Redstone switch setting (high/low/disabled)


  • In previous versions of Mekanism it was called Hydrogen Generator and used Hydrogen only.

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