I have made a decent base and realised that I had 3 geysers nearby which led me to wonder how many renewable resources/sources (not electricity) there are in the game. I have come up with the following list:

The printing pod

The question I am asking is Are there any other renewable sources in the current game (QoL. Mk.3)?

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Before the Launch Update everything apart from wolframite and tungsten is renewable. After the Launch Update everything seems to be renewable.

Lists below show data from before the Launch Update.

There are geysers/volcanos for:

  • liquids
    • water/steam
    • polluted water
    • magma/lava
    • iron, copper, gold (liquid)
    • oil
  • Gases
    • carbon dioxide
    • hydrogen
    • polluted oxygen
    • chlorine
    • natural gas

out of those resources you can already transform most resources.

Additionally you can bring almost anything back from space depending on the visited planet.

(only listing resources)

  • Coal based
  • Refined Carbon / Coal / Diamond
  • Metal
    • Ore Iron / Copper
    • Refined Iron / Copper / Steel
  • Stones
    • Obsidian / Sedimentary Rock / Igneous Rock / Regolith / Mafic Rock / Abyssalite / Magma
  • Glass
  • Water / Ice
  • Polluted Water
  • Gases
    • Solid Carbon Dioxide / Oxygen / Methane
    • Carbon Dioxide / Oxygen / Natural Gas / Hydrogen
  • Organic
    • Slime / Algae / Dirt

And finally you can now print some elements and other stuff with your printing pod.

(only listing resources)

  • Organics
    • Dirt
    • Algae
    • Fertilizer
  • Water / Ice
  • Oxylite
  • Metal
    • Ore (Copper, Gold Amalgram)
    • Refined (Copper, Gold, Iron)
    • Steel
  • Plastic

And last but not least. Since you are already sending rockets to space, you can also catch the exhaust of your rockets and the meteor showers for some additional carbon dioxide and steam.

And finally least (thanks to @ThisRandomGuy), flatulent dupes will also produce natural gas without any required input (apart from the obligatory food and oxygen).

  • How do you produce metal ore?
    – Neon1024
    Jun 19, 2019 at 14:50
  • Space Rockets and maybe the printer. Excluding wolframite of course.
    – BestGuess
    Jun 19, 2019 at 14:51
  • Technically, duplicates are a renewable source of natural gas if they have the flatulent trait
    – Olliroxx
    Jun 20, 2019 at 6:24
  • added tungsten as another non-renewable resource.
    – BestGuess
    Jun 21, 2019 at 10:03
  • update after the latest patch (launch update): to my knowledge all resources are renewable now even the newly added ones. a tungsten/wolframite planet has been added as well.
    – BestGuess
    Jul 1, 2019 at 8:44

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