Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers

Energy that is derived from biomass (organic material such as wood, plants, or animal wastes) is known as bioenergy. Bioenergy can be used to generate electricity and produce heat. It can also be used to produce biofuels, which are used in place of fossil fuels to power vehicles and for small heating applications. A wide range of jobs are available in the bioenergy and biofuels industry for people with various backgrounds and interests, including scientists, biologists, researchers and research technicians, plant managers, product managers, and sales engineers.

Quick Facts
Duties Help develop and produce biofuels; build and operate biofuels processing facilities; provide support to workers who perform the aforementioned tasks
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but the largest number of ethanol biorefineries are found in the Midwest
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Professor, or Manager, or Consultant
  • Experienced Bioenergy/Biofuels Worker
  • Entry-Level Bioenergy/Biofuels Worker

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