Astroneer - Methane

astroneer methane

Methane is an atmospheric resource in Astroneer. It will appear on specific planets in varying amounts. Since this gas is toxic to living organisms, it is generally not present in planets that can sustain life. Methane is a key component in the creation of Silicon which can be crafted at a chemistry station.

How Do You Get Methane?

In order to get Methane gas, you will need to construct an Atmospheric Condenser. This is a machine that will allow you to extract it from the air of any planet that contains this resource in the atmosphere.

atmospheric condenser for producting gas
The atmospheric condenser building will allow you to extract gas from the atmosphere.

What Planets Contain Methane?

The table below will show all of the planets in Astroneer with the current PPU of methane that can be found on each planet. Not all planets contain this resource. Those marked with a PPU of 0 do not contain any.

PlanetMethane PPU
Novus75 ppu
Atrox100 ppu

What Is Methane Used To Create?

Methane is only used in the creation of one single item in the chemistry station. For late-game structures and items, some of the composite resources are highly valuable. You may not have an immediate use for this resource, but it is worth capturing some while you are on one of the planets if possible to save a return trip at a later date.

Creation MethodInputOutput Item/Structure
Chemistry Lab1 Resin, 1 Quartz, 1 MethaneSilicon
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