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Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers - 11-9041.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Analytical Research Program Manager
  • Biodiesel Division Manager
  • Biofuels Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Laboratory Manager (Lab Manager)
  • Manager of Business Development and New Technology
  • Project Development Director
  • Scientist
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Senior Research Scientist

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9040 Architectural and Engineering Managers
11-9041.00 Architectural and Engineering Managers
11-9041.01 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Related Occupations

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Tasks

  • Analyze data from biofuels studies, such as fluid dynamics, water treatments, or solvent extraction and recovery processes.
  • Conduct experiments on biomass or pretreatment technologies.
  • Conduct experiments to test new or alternate feedstock fermentation processes.
  • Conduct research to breed or develop energy crops with improved biomass yield, environmental adaptability, pest resistance, production efficiency, bioprocessing characteristics, or reduced environmental impacts.
  • Design chemical conversion processes, such as etherification, esterification, interesterification, transesterification, distillation, hydrogenation, oxidation or reduction of fats and oils, and vegetable oil refining.
  • Design or conduct applied biodiesel or biofuels research projects on topics such as transport, thermodynamics, mixing, filtration, distillation, fermentation, extraction, and separation.
  • Design or execute solvent or product recovery experiments in laboratory or field settings.
  • Develop carbohydrates arrays and associated methods for screening enzymes involved in biomass conversion.
  • Develop computational tools or approaches to improve biofuels research and development activities.
  • Develop lab scale models of industrial scale processes, such as fermentation.
  • Develop methods to estimate the efficiency of biomass pretreatments.
  • Develop methods to recover ethanol or other fuels from complex bioreactor liquid and gas streams.
  • Develop separation processes to recover biofuels.
  • Oversee biodiesel/biofuels prototyping or development projects.
  • Perform protein functional analysis and engineering for processing of feedstock and creation of biofuels.
  • Prepare biofuels research and development reports for senior management or technical professionals.
  • Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, experimental plans for biofuels research or development.
  • Propose new biofuels products, processes, technologies or applications based on findings from applied biofuels or biomass research projects.
  • Provide technical or scientific guidance to technical staff in the conduct of biofuels research or development.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Communicate green energy production information.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
  • Develop specifications for new products or processes.
  • Develop technical processes to improve the efficiency of biofuel production.
  • Direct green energy production operations.
  • Evaluate energy production data.
  • Model operational processes.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
  • Test green technologies or processes.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Project Engineer