Large corporations, emerging companies and government laboratories are actively recruiting scientists and engineers with biotechnology experience to work on biofuels development across California, and are desperately in need of professionals who are prepared with the skills necessary for the conversion of biomass into commercial-scale biofuels. These projects involve teams of professionals with skills and knowlege of process engineering, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, or refinery operations, among others.
Biofuel Production Operations Certificate Program (Online)
In 2009 the United States embarked on an era focused on alternate sources of energy. Biofuels are a key part of this quest. The term “biofuel” implies production of energy from naturally available biological entities. This course covers production of “petroleum-like” fuel from sources such as corn and other vegetation. Over the past few decades it has been proven without doubt that biofuels form a viable source of energy.
At the present time hundreds of facilities world-wide are producing biofuels. Over the next few decades many advances will be made in this field and hundreds of new facilities will be built for production of this type of fuel. This opens a new field for potential workers. For decades to come, biofuels will be produced and consumed in the United States - creating an ongoing demand for biofuel production workers.
As a biofuel production operator, your job will be to ensure the quality and purity of the biofuel your plant produces. This involves inspecting and repairing equipment, operating computer systems, and handling lab equipment.
This online course will ensure you have the skills you need to handle these tasks.
The EDGE Initiative
SDSU has partnered with BIOCOM Institute, UCSD Extension and MiraCosta College to offer a series of programs and courses providing industry-specific training for biofuels production, biomass production and industrial biotechnology. The EDGE offerings include: an Industrial Biotechnology Immersion Program (online), a Biomass Production Training Certificate, a Biofuels Science Technician Certificate, Advanced Training in Biofuels Production Certificate, and paid internships. For more information visit the website or email Ashley Reynolds (email@example.com).