Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Biofuels Development Manager Examines Biofuel Crops

Biofuels and biodiesel are created from organic materials, such as plants, wood, or animal fats, and are used to replace fossil fuels for powering vehicles and for small heating applications. Biofuels/biodiesel technology and product development managers oversee biofuels and biodiesel development projects. They design or conduct research projects, analyze data, provide guidance to technical teams, and propose new products and processes based on test results. Approximately 178,390 architectural and engineering managers, including biofuels/biodiesel development managers, work in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Design, conduct, and analyze findings from biofuels or biodiesel research products; based on findings, make recommendations for new biofuels or biodiesel products, processes, technologies, or applications
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country with high demand in the Midwest and Great Plains
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience Three to five years experience
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Manager, Consultant, or Business Owner
  • Experienced Biofuels/Biodiesel Manager
  • Entry-Leve Biofuels/Biodiesel Manager