Fusion Extractor is a technology that is unique to the Trade Federation, and can be researched at the Ore Proc Ctr in Tech Level 4. It costs 300 Food and 300 Carbon, and lets Ore gatherers work 50% faster. Hvy Duty Beamdrill must be researched before it becomes available.

This technology gives the Trade Federation the fastest Ore gatherers in the game, allowing them to construct more Fortresses and Turrets than their opponents.

"The Trade Federation can dramatically increase its ore-gathering operations by researching this unique Tech Level 4 technology."
—Manual description