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|An example of the layout of a Petroleum generator.|
|Type||Adds a petroleum generator|
|Website||FTB forum thread|
|Root Mod||Minecraft Forge|
|Modpacks|| Feed The Beast Ultimate|
"PetroGen" redirects here. For the block, see Petroleum Generator (Block).
Petroleum Generator (or PetroGen for short) is a mod which adds a Petroleum Generator to the game. This generator will produce EU directly from BuildCraft Fuel or Oil, which can be either pumped in as a BuildCraft liquid through Liquiducts or Waterproof Pipes or manually deposited using containers. Biofuel will not be burned by a Petroleum Generator. For that purpose, one can still use the Bio Generator to burn it instead. The focus of this mod is to make conversion of oil/fuel to EU a lossy process and to fix the scaling issues that come with using BC power directly.
Most conversion mods use coal as a conversion point between BC and IC2. Once you get to higher tier fuels you have a conversion ratio that gets out of control. For example, Fuel producing about 1.5 million EU using a combustion engine through a MJ to EU conversion block (last tested using MC1.4.2, BC3.1.8, IC1.108 and Transformers 1.6). As SirSengir, of Forestry/BuildCraft points out, using coal to build the ratio ignores the different scaling between the two mods' power systems.
|Source Mod||Petroleum Generator|
|Affected by Gravity||No|
The Petroleum Generator is a block added by the mod of the same name that allows for the conversion of Fuel from BuildCraft 3 into EU from IndustrialCraft2. It is a very lossy conversion, fuel only producing 300,000 EU per bucket, as fuel produces 600,000 MJ per bucket in a Combustion Engine. As conversion ratios typically sit at 2.5 EU = 1 MJ, one bucket of fuel burned in a Combustion Engine and then turned to EU with the Power Converters mod would provide about 1.5 million EU. Oil can also be burned for 30,000 EU (conserving the 10:1 fuel:oil ratio of BuildCraft) but Biomass and Biofuel must be burned in a Bio Generator instead of this.
If GregTech 4 is installed, this machine is mostly made obsolete by GregTech's Diesel Generator, which produces 28% more EU. This machine is also made obsolete by various blocks from Power Converters.