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The Filled Fuel Can is the product of filling an Empty Fuel Can in a Canning Machine using Biofuel Cells or Coalfuel Cells. You also can fill an Empty Fuel Can with a Fuel Bucket. 6 Coalfuel Cells are required to fill one Empty Fuel Can.


A filled fuel can is used inside a generator to generate EUs depending on what fuel cells the can was filled with.

Filled can with coalfuel cells or a Fuel Bucket : 76440 EU vs 6 coal burned in a generator at : 24000 EU

Filled can with biofuel cells : 26040 EU vs 24 saplings in a generator at : 06000 EU

Filled can with Buildcraft refined fuel : 80000 EU via Power Converters recipe (no direct comparison)


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Biofuel Cell

Fuel Can (Empty)

Fuel Can (Filled)

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Coalfuel Cell

Fuel Can (Empty)

Fuel Can (Filled)

Energy Comparison

Smelting Production Tables Based on Fuel and Furnace Type
Fuel Type Heat Units Total EU Number of Operations per Unit of Fuel
Stone Furnace
Grid Furnace (200 Heat)
Iron Furnace
Grid Iron Furnace (160 Heat)
Electric Furnace
Grid Electric Furnace (390 EU)
Induction Furnace‡
Grid Induction Furnace (6000-208 EU)
Grid Fuel Can (Filled) Fuel can with 6 Coalfuel Cells 30576 76440 152 191 196 10 734
Grid Lava Bucket Lava Bucket 20000†† 20000 100 12.5 5.13 0.66 19.2
Grid Fuel Can (Filled) Fuel can with 6 Biofuel Cells 10416 26040 52 65 66.77 8.6 250
Grid Coal Coal/Charcoal 1600 4000 8 10 10.25 1.33 38
Grid Scrap Scrap 350 870 1.75 2.2 2.23 0.3 8.4
Grid Wooden PlanksGrid WoodGrid Chest Wood/Wooden Planks/Other Wood Items† 300 750 1.5 1.9 1.92 0.25 7.2
Grid SaplingGrid Stick Regular Saplings and Sticks 100 250 0.5 0.6 0.64 < 0.1 2.4
Grid Sapling Rubber Sapling 80 200 0.4 0.5 0.51 < 0.1 1.92
Grid Sugar CaneGrid Cactus Sugar Cane/Cactus 50 120 0.25 0.3 0.3 < 0.1 1.16

†Other Wood Items = Any block with its material set to "Wood" (includes blocks added by other mods if material defined properly). Includes all other items that can be burned in a regular Furnace.
‡Assuming the smelting of 2 items simultaneously, divide by 2 if you are only smelting one item. For values < 2 keep in mind that you will actually have 2 partially finished units.
††Lava buckets are worth 10% of their value (2000) inside Iron Furnaces and Generators.


Tutorial Biofuel14:58

Tutorial Biofuel

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