Renewable Fuels Engineer

Find ways of making clean energy from the earths natural resources.

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$50,000 – $139,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Renewable Fuels Engineers do?

With a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, Mother Nature is scraping the bottom of the barrel to meet our increasing energy needs. Scientists around the world are spending time, resources, and research dollars trying to find alternative sources of power that are clean, reliable, and efficient. A Renewable Fuels Engineer is one type of Engineer or Scientist who works to make renewable fuels a viable option.

A career as a Renewable Fuels Engineer offers the rewarding opportunity to improve the lives, lungs, and health of the next generation. Whether you study wind, design a system that relies on sunlight, or focus on processing biofuels, the result is less reliance on coal and oil, and the development of inexhaustible energy sources.

As a Renewable Fuels Engineer, you contribute directly to a red-hot field of science. From building wind farms to processing seaweed into energy, you have plenty of opportunities to flex your teamwork skills. So don’t forget your toolbox of creativity, scientific understanding, and research know-how.

With your understanding of natural elements and how they’re converted into fuel, you could work in the research phase or consult during the production process. Heck, you could even write the production manual! If you’d rather travel and work in the field, you could focus on geothermal energy, locate and design wind farms, or test out dams and other water systems that produce energy.

Should I be a Renewable Fuels Engineer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Renewable Fuels Engineer

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