11-9041.01 - Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers
Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.
- Develop lab scale models of industrial scale processes, such as fermentation.
- Provide technical or scientific guidance to technical staff in the conduct of biofuels research or development.
- Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, experimental plans for biofuels research or development.
- Prepare biofuels research and development reports for senior management or technical professionals.
- Design or conduct applied biodiesel or biofuels research projects on topics, such as transport, thermodynamics, mixing, filtration, distillation, fermentation, extraction, and separation.
- Conduct experiments on biomass or pretreatment technologies.
- Conduct experiments to test new or alternate feedstock fermentation processes.
- Analyze data from biofuels studies, such as fluid dynamics, water treatments, or solvent extraction and recovery processes.
- Oversee biodiesel/biofuels prototyping or development projects.
- Propose new biofuels products, processes, technologies or applications based on findings from applied biofuels or biomass research projects.
- Develop computational tools or approaches to improve biofuels research and development activities.
- Develop carbohydrates arrays and associated methods for screening enzymes involved in biomass conversion.
- Perform protein functional analysis and engineering for processing of feedstock and creation of biofuels.
- Develop separation processes to recover biofuels.
- Develop methods to recover ethanol or other fuels from complex bioreactor liquid and gas streams.
- Develop methods to estimate the efficiency of biomass pretreatments.
- Design or execute solvent or product recovery experiments in laboratory or field settings.
- Design chemical conversion processes, such as etherification, esterification, interesterification, transesterification, distillation, hydrogenation, oxidation or reduction of fats and oils, and vegetable oil refining.
- Conduct research to breed or develop energy crops with improved biomass yield, environmental adaptability, pest resistance, production efficiency, bioprocessing characteristics, or reduced environmental impacts.
Clicking on the Degree programs in the list below will take you away from the Careers page.
This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.
Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.
This curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in information technology.
The curriculum is designed to prepare the student to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in engineering fields such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, aeronautical engineering, and naval architecture/marine engineering.
This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in the geospatial or social sciences at a four-year institution. Students will learn theory about geospatial systems and how they are used.
Admission to the Engineering program requires satisfactory completion of the following high school units or their equivalents: four units of English; four units of mathematics (two units of algebra, one unit of plane geometry, one unit of advanced mathematics or trigonometry and solid geometry); one unit of laboratory science; and one unit of social studies.
Students desiring to enter the A.S. in Engineering program must provide proof of having a strong foundation in math and science and be eligible to take ENG 111. Additional information is available online at tcc.edu (search keyword "Engineering").
Engineering courses required for the Engineering degree are available at the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach campuses.
Under a formal articulation agreement with Old Dominion University (ODU), and with appropriate course substitutions, students may transfer course work into a related baccalaureate degree program. Students interested in transferring should see the program head early in their academic plan and consult ODU's catalog, transfer guide, and website for additional information.