Emerging Technology

55,590 Downloads Last Updated: Jul 6, 2020 Game Version: 1.12.2  

Emerging Technology is a technical mod exploring real-world emerging technologies.



Current Machines

Hydroponic Grow Bed - plant crops on top of this block, fill it with water and add a growth medium to get a growth boost


Hydroponic Grow Light - place above your crops, power it up and add a bulb to boost your crops even more!


Harvester - a robot arm which can harvest and replant crops grown on the grow bed


CO2 Scrubber - pull CO2 from the environment and use it to grow crops


CO2 Diffuser - spray surrounding crops with CO2 for a growth boost


Water Filler - an infinite water source


Nutrient Injector - water not enough? This machine mixes in fertilizer to provide more growth boosts in the grow bed


Shredder - shred plants and old plastic items to produce raw materials for the processor


Processor - process shredded plant matter and plastics into renewable materials


Fabricator - automate the production of plastic components with this 3D-printer inspired machine


Tissue Bioreactor & Tissue Scaffolder - take harmless tissue samples from animals, grow them in the Bioreactor then form them into delicious synthetic meat using the Tissue Scaffolder


Algae Bioreactor - grow algae fast! Use algae as biomass or a tasty snack


Solar Cooker - slowly cooks food items using only the power of the sun 🌞


Waste Collector - clean up the oceans with this block and recycle recovered plastics


Biomass Generator - burns biomass to produce energy


Tidal Generator - harness the power of the sea for some clean energy 


Piezoelectric Tile - generate a tiny amount of energy when stepping on this block


Solar Panel - can't have a tech mod without photovoltaics


Solar Glass - collects energy and acts as a transparent window


Wind Generator - microgenerated wind power


Battery - a very simple energy storage block




Niche Duck has provided a very helpful series of videos covering the main features of the mod (below). If you have any questions or problems, just ask in the comments or make a bug report.

 Part 1

Part 2

Part 3




Join the Discord channel and discuss the mod's development!



Emerging Technology should work with most mods that implement power/water/plants. The following mods have been tested as of latest beta version:


  • Pam's HarvestCraft
  • Botania
  • Mystical Agriculture
  • OpenComputers (full support)
  • NuclearCraft
  • Immersive Engineering
  • XNET
  • Thermal Series
  • Ender IO
  • AgriCraft (requires some setup)
  • Dumpster Diving
  • JEI
  • CraftTweaker



All machines are fully configurable. For more information on adding your own fluid, bulb, growth medium or tissue take a look at the wiki



Modpacks & Videos

Feel free to use this mod in any modpack or video - no need to ask. If you do create content based on this mod however, please link back to this page so players can report bugs and suggestions. If you feel like sharing what you make, please let me know so I can link to it from here 😁


Recommended modpacks include:

Ad Astra Per Nucleon by Gliese_832_c - A lightweight pack (in alpha with updates) using Nuclearcraft and various other mods which fit together very nicely.


Stay tuned for more updates. Happy growing! 🌱


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