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Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers
District Of Columbia

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Define, plan, or execute biofuels biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.

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Currently Employed: 2,230

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $59.60 - $73.49

Typical Annual Salary: $124,000 - $152,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Develop methods to estimate the efficiency of biomass pretreatments.

tools & technology

  • Forced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubators
  • HEPA filtered enclosures
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Microbiology fermentation equipment
  • Standard fermentation units

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Presentation software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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