Renewable Energy achievement in Minecraft

Renewable Energy

Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.

Renewable Energy0
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How to unlock the Renewable Energy achievement

  • BdawginatorBdawginator253,497
    27 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 22 May 2019
    49 2 21
    Make a furnace using 8 stone. Then place wood in the top slot (NOT wood planks). Then use any wood or coal to make charcoal. Once you have a piece of charcoal then smelt another wood (not planks) using that charcoal and boom achievement.

    Update May2019: It seems a lot of people are having issues with this achievement now. For some of you make sure you are actually playing the correct version of Minecraft associated with this achievement since there are multiple Minecrafts on Xbox One. Also thanks to xPut Name Herex who discovered the furnace needs to be brand new, meaning the first thing made with it must be smelting wood with charcoal. So you will need a separate furnace to make the first piece of charcoal.

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    R1O7 GHO5Tjust did on June 15 2020 tried multiple times with old furnace and it wouldn't work... popped first try with a new furnace :)
    Posted by R1O7 GHO5T on 16 Jun at 02:28
    BostonsmafiaxPut Name Herex is the only method that was successful for me. +1 for including his solution in the edited version.
    Posted by Bostonsmafia on 19 Jun at 19:56
    Leo Deo NeoIf anyone is needing help with any achievements for minecraft, I’ve created a world specifically for achievements, few free to message me what one you need help with and I’ll gladly help when I can.

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    Posted by Leo Deo Neo on 04 Aug at 19:17
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  • TheWhiteR4bbittTheWhiteR4bbitt286,855
    11 Mar 2018 11 Mar 2018 11 Mar 2018
    11 2 0
    - Furnace
    - 3 pieces of wood or 2 pieces of wood* and 1 igniter (coal/charcoal**)

    - Create/Place the furnace
    - Place wood* in the top slot
    - Place wood* or other igniter (coal, charcoal**, etc) in the bottom slot
    - Place newly created charcoal in bottom slot
    - Place other piece of mandatory wood* in the top slot
    - Once the new charcoal is created the achievement should pop

    * Wood is not a plank
    ** Charcoal would get you the achievement
    20 Oct 2017 21 Oct 2017
    9 3 0
    use wood and make charcoal and then use wood and charcoal and get the achievement toast
  • TheUnknown285TheUnknown28589,537
    09 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019
    1 0 0
    Before adding charcoal as fuel, make sure to use a cold furnace (the flame has completely burned out). Otherwise, it's still using the energy left over from what other fuel source you were using (e.g., wood, lava, coal), and it won't count towards the achievement.

    (Thanks to Static Buzz at YouTube for pointing that out).
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