Machines, upgrading and efficienty
The mekanism machines offer a smal range of upgrades allowing you to increase speed or the effectiveness of gas and energy. the speed upgrade allows you to speed up the processing of materials, while the power requirements go up 12 times for each step.
Wildly upgrading 8 speed upgraddes results in a very powerhungry 100 times the required energy!
The gas upgrade makes the machine store more gas, and increases the effectiveness each step of the supplied gasses.
The Energy Upgrade lowers the amount of energy used by a factor 6, leaving a fully speed-upgraded machine with a 50 times increase in power usage instead of 100 times.