Graphite & Diamonds

by brevven

Adds elemental carbon items to the game, including graphite, diamonds, graphene, and optionally fullerenes, nanotubes, etc. Compatible with Krastorio 2, Space Exploration, and more. A standalone piece of BZ Mods

6 days ago


Why is X used in this recipe?

I try to stick to the vanilla factorio spirit, with a slight edge towards more realistic. For this mod:

  • Graphite used for resistors, lubricant, refractory, batteries, gaskets, nuclear reactors, etc.
  • Diamonds used for grinding grit, drilling, bearings, heat conduction, high-tech electronics, etc.
  • Graphene used for high-tech circuits, armor, satellites, filters, batteries, etc.
  • Fullerenes used for biological things and making nanotubes
  • Nanotubes used as an advanced material for alternative recipes
  • Carbon black used for plastics, as a conductor and as a pigment

Carbon black is not output from some oil processing recipes.

For Vanilla, Krastorio2, and Space Exploration, carbon black is balanced so that there is "about the right amount" for plastic. So some recipes, intentionally, do not output carbon black.

A stacked recipe isn't showing up from Deadlock Stacked Recipes.

Use this bridge mod

I wish a recipe was not changed.

There is now a "Bypass recipes" setting. You can decide which recipes you want this (or each) mod to bypass modifications for. It requires a comma-separated list of internal recipe names. Eg.:

transport-belt, underground-belt

You must use the "internal" recipe-name. If you're not sure how to find it, the easiest way is to use debug mode (F5) and mouse over the recipe in your handcrafting window. Find the recipe-name in the debug properties.

Detailed list of changes (incomplete)


  • Electronic circuit (graphite replaces some copper)
  • Battery (graphite added)
  • Lubricant (some oil changed to graphite)
  • Module 2s (diamond added)
  • Assembler 3 (diamond added)
  • Low density structure (diamond added)

  • Laser turret (diamond added)

  • Nuclear reactor (graphite added)

  • Power Armor Mk2 (graphene added)

  • Rocket control unit (graphene added)
  • Satellite (graphene added)

  • Electric furnace (crucible added, other bz intermediates moved to crucible recipe)

If fullerenes and nanotubes enabled
  • Capsules (fullerenes)
  • Alternate recipe for LDS (nanotubes)
If carbon black enabled
  • Carbon black byproduct of oil processing
  • Plastic (coal changed to carbon black)

Krastorio 2

  • Lithium sulfur battery (graphene)
  • Reactors (graphite)
  • Drills (diamonds)
  • Improved pollution filter (graphene)
  • Matter research data (graphene)
  • Advanced solar panel (graphene)
If fullerenes and nanotubes enabled
  • Viruses (fullerenes)
  • Biomass (fullerenes)
  • Alternate imersite recipes (nanotubes)

Space Exploration

  • Material testing pack (graphite)
  • Particle accelerator/collider (graphite)
  • Secure canister (graphite)

  • Naquium (graphene & graphite)

  • Various data (various, with improved outputs)
  • Nanomaterial (graphene)
  • Radiator (diamond)
If fullerenes and nanotubes enabled
  • Vitalic reagent (fullerenes)
  • Medpack 2
  • Nanomaterial (alternate recipe)
  • Aeroframe scaffold (alternate recipe)


  • If a mod provides tier 5 or 4 modules, diamonds are used there instead of tier 2.