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Biofuel or Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Manager

Overview and Key Facts

Scientist in lab
Education
Education
Bachelor's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
$152,350
Job Growth
Job Growth
2.30%
(Below US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031
195,500

What Do They Do?

A biofuel or biodiesel technology and product development manager could...

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Soybeans, corn, grass, algae, vegetable oil: What do these things have in common? The answer is that they can be used to create biofuels, which are derived from plants or plant material. These sources are called biomass. The procedure for converting plants or vegetable oil into a biofuel is a chemical reaction that has many steps. The biofuel or biodiesel technology and product development manager is a professional who develops ways to convert the raw material into fuel and improve the types, growth, and yields of biomass sources. This green job has the potential to greatly influence how we meet our future energy needs.
This video from Washington State University highlights innovators Drs. Bill Pan and Su Ha and discusses biofuel production.

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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks a Biofuel or Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Manager might do:
  • Design or conduct applied biodiesel or biofuels research projects on topics, such as transport, thermodynamics, mixing, filtration, distillation, fermentation, extraction, and separation.
  • Analyze data from biofuels studies, such as fluid dynamics, water treatments, or solvent extraction and recovery processes.
  • Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, experimental plans for biofuels research or development.
  • Provide technical or scientific guidance to technical staff in the conduct of biofuels research or development.
  • Propose new biofuels products, processes, technologies or applications based on findings from applied biofuels or biomass research projects.
  • Conduct experiments on biomass or pretreatment technologies.
  • Prepare biofuels research and development reports for senior management or technical professionals.
  • Develop lab scale models of industrial scale processes, such as fermentation.
  • Oversee biodiesel/biofuels prototyping or development projects.
  • Conduct experiments to test new or alternate feedstock fermentation processes.

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