Do you want to work as an Animal Byproduct Biofuel Producer?
- Read about the most important info you need to decide on following this career.
- Follow the 7 points below and search for a tertiary institution near you for future studies. If you already are graduated, you may also search through our list of Jobs in the main menu.
- If you want to PLAN the way you need to prepare, then join our community where you will learn everything, while chatting with other potential biofuel entrepreneurs and experts from around the world. Prepare to be amazed!
UPDATED: 29 October 2020
1. What is an Animal Byproduct Biofuel Producer?
Biofuel producers use natural products (currently mostly plant oils) to generate fuel for combustion engines (used in vehicles, power generators etc). Continued research has shown that animal byproducts, in manure and animal fats, are just as beneficial in creating biofuels.
This is an untapped market for young entrepreneurs who have access to farms and animal processing facilities. Biofuel producers may buy harvested animal products at a reduced price, create biofuel, and then sell it on the open market.
2. What do they do?
Business / Farming & Livestock Management
Collect and process animal products through various methods, including pyrolysis, gasification and cooking, to extract material to create combustible fuel.
- Negotiate purchase prices with willing livestock farmers and animal processing plants
- Collect animal byproducts
- Process byproducts
- Collect and store biofuel
- Communicate with farmers and the public where required on marketing and sales
- administrative duties
Where they work:
Biofuel producers work mainly indoors to process the byproducts
Places of Employment –
As a new market, producers will mainly be self employed.
The average income will depend on many factors, but can average around US100,000 per year on a good supply and demand.
Self employed means being the boss, doing the hard work
The Animal Byproduct Biofuel industry is still in an early faze, which means that there is a lot of homework to be done to get everything right. Hard work, long hours, less sleep and a lot of stress. There will also be a financial need to start such a business.
Future Growth and Possibilities:
The prospects of future growth in this industry is incredible. The ecological impacts are staggering and will create exponential growth. For example, biodiesel from animal fat achieves nearly 80% fossil CO2 reduction in comparison to 30% for soya. Animal Byproduct Biofuel will lead the market.
3. Which Skills are required?
The skills required for a career as an animal byproduct biofuel producer can be divided into two very important groups. The first is the group containing life skills, which are the core skills that are necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life. The second group is career skills, or the specific skills required to allow a person to enter and operate effectively within a specific career. Some or maybe even all of the life skills can assist in strengthening the career skills, and they might even be the same for specific careers.
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking
- Decision making
- Problem Solving
- Effective communication
- Interpersonal relationship
- Basic understanding of animal byproducts and processing
- Basic customer service skills
- Good health and physical fitness
- Basic computer literacy
4. Which Subjects must I have at School?
These subjects are the ones recognized around the world. The subjects you choose at school are important as they lay the foundation for further studies at college or university. While still at school, it’s also important to learn more about the animals you will work with, as well as gain some experience.
OZT has a list of various tertiary institutions where you can study further, after school. Each of these institutions also have their own Group page on OZT where you will find the exact subjects they require of you to have passed in school. Keep these requirements in mind, and discuss it with your school, guidance counselor and parents to ensure that you are prepared!
5. What will I need to Study?
The minimum requirements for knowledge and entry into the career must be a college diploma. Even though the processing of matter into biofuels can be easily understood and followed, a high level of success requires further studies.
Try and study towards a diploma in livestock management, waste management, biochemistry or even environmental chemistry.
Short Courses –
On how to set up and run a small scale biofuels operation.
The duration of most diplomas are between 3 and 4 years full time. The duration of short courses differ, but can range from a few days to a few months.
Possible Career Preparation Paths:
If this is your dream career that you want to pursue, then it’s important to plan the way forward.
Why is planning important?
To ensure that you understand the requirements for your career, and that you are always prepared for the next step on the road towards your dream. A Preparation Path is like your road map to where you want to be.
Possible Combined Career Paths:
It is possible to sometimes combine two or more related careers. This normally happens when you study and practice a specific main career, but the knowledge and experience gained also help you to have a paying hobby or secondary income career.
Training and apprenticeship:
Even though it is important to study to get into some of the animal caregiver careers, most of the skills you will need will be acquired through on-the-job training. This means that you will learn how to perform some of the daily tasks by actually doing it a few times and learning the steps.
In some cases entry level positions at existing biofuel plants require training sessions even before you are allowed to actually perform your job duties. These sessions are offered by the place of employment, after you have successfully applied.
Learning the necessary skills while in junior positions will allow for practical implementation and greater business success.
Join the Animal Byproduct Biofuel Producers Group in STEP 8 to learn more and even interact with the educational institutions that will help you secure your dream career!
Average level of education for those entering the career:
6. Licenses, Certificate, Registration and Professional Associations
Certain animal care careers require some form of legal certification to prove that you can indeed do the work, and work with the necessary equipment.
In certain countries Biofuel Producers definitely need to be certified, especially when producing combustible material.
Learn more about requirements by joining OZT in STEP 8.
7. Where can I study further?
All of the above information will help you understand more about the Career, including the fact that there are different paths to take to reach it. But if you are almost done with High School (Grades 11 or 12), you also need to start thinking about further studies, and WHERE you will study.
See the List of Universities, Colleges and Online Training Academies who offer courses towards animal care and training.
8. Join the OZT community
Join us as a special member and learn more about becoming an Animal Byproduct Biofuel Producer.
Members of the Platform have special access to:
- Info on the best places where you can study (colleges, universities and online)
- Expertly designed advice to prepare you for the career, and links to places where you can gain valuable experience. For some career experience is necessary, otherwise you wont get the job!
- Top notch info on each of the different species you will work with
- Make friends around the world and share knowledge
- Compete and win points, badges, games, prizes and certificates. Be the best of the best, while you learn and prepare!
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