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Biofuels Processing Technicians


Biofuels processing technicians are responsible for the process of converting organic material, such as wood, plants, vegetable oils, grains, or animal wastes, into biofuels to generate electricity and produce heat. Biofuels replace fossil fuels to generate power for vehicles and for small heating applications. Biofuels processing technicians operate biofuels production equipment, monitor processes, collect samples and perform laboratory tests on biofuels quality, and record data. Many work for energy companies and processing plants that convert feedstock into biofuels. There are approximately 11,970 plant and systems operators, including biofuels processing technicians, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Supervisor or Manager, Biofuels Processing

Experienced Biofuels Processing Technician

Biofuels Processing Technician Apprentice

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