Organic is a resource in Astroneer that comes from flora and other organic material that is found on the surface of a planet. It is often quite annoying for players who are trying to harvest a different resource and end up filling their inventory with organic material from grass, trees and other items that get in the way.
Where To Find Organic Material
Organic material is found all over the surface of planets with atmospheres capable of supporting life. To harvest it, all you need to do is use your terrain tool and it will suck up the grass, plants and other organic components that are growing in the soil to produce an organis resource item that you can use for crafting.
|Soil Centrifuge||2 Full Soil Canisters||8 Organic|
|Trade Platform||1 Scrap||2 Organic|
What Planets Contain Organic Material?
Organic can only be obtained on planets that can sustain carbon life. Organic is simply grass, plants, trees and any other plant that grows in the ground. If a planet is hostile and not able to support live, you will be unable to obtain the resource here. The table below will list the different planets of the game and give you the rarity of the resource on each one.
What is Organic Material Used For?
Organic is used to craft a small number of items that can be useful. The biggest and lesser known use for organic is in the smelting furnace that will allow you to convert it into raw carbon. The table below will contain a full list of all structures and items that can be crafted using just this resource or a combination of others.
|Creation Method||Input||Output Item/Structure|
|Backpack Printer||1 Organic||Glowsticks|
|Smelting Furnace||1 Organic||Carbon|
|Chemistry Lab||1 Organic, 1 Resin||Rubber|