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Biofuel Production Operations

At the present time, hundreds of facilities worldwide are producing biofuels. Over the next few decades many advances will be made in this field, and hundreds of new facilities will be built to produce 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.

The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training Program will give you the education you need to begin an exciting career in biofuel production. 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 program will ensure you have the skills you need to handle these tasks.

12 Months / 400 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Biofuel Production Operations

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Biofuel Production Operations Details + Objective

Course Code: GES720

You Will Learn
  • Describe basic math, physics, and chemistry knowledge necessary for a biofuel production operator to know
  • Know basic safety aspects related to biofuel production
  • Understand basic elements of electricity for energy production workers
  • Read technical process drawings
  • Describe basic operational elements of lubrication and centrifugal pumps
  • Be familiar with the natural vegetation sources that can be used for biofuels
  • Know how ethanol and bio-diesel is produced
  • Describe how basic fermentation systems and alcohol distillation systems work
  • Understand various methods used to purify biofuel
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 400 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Help the nation turn toward alternate energy sources
  • Jump-start your career in the alternate energy industry
  • Gain exposure to the technical aspects of hydrocarbons, energy, and industrial processes
  • Earn above-average wages, enjoy better job security, and have the potential to advance into supervisory or management positions as a biofuel production operator

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Biofuel Production Operations Outline
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Fundamentals of Biofuel

Learn about basic hazard communication and safety. Understand basic lockout-tag-out processes.


Learn and/or review the math needed to successfully work in the industry. This course will cover three separate mathematics sections.

Applied Physics

Learn and/or review three different physics modules that will better enable you to work in the biofuel industry.

Logistics of Energy Roles

Understand the uses of heat exchangers, lubrication and bearings, electrical safety, and more.

Tools of the Trade

Cover industrial valves, compressed air, how to read process drawings, pump fundamentals, centrifugal pumps, and basic process instrumentation and controls.


Complete the course by receiving an introduction to biofuels, biofuel feedstocks, bioalcohols, basic fermentation technology, basic distillation technology, and ethanol production systems.


Program Details
  1. Basic Hazard Communication
  2. Basic Safety
  3. Basic Lockout-Tagout
  4. Math 1000: Basic Math 1
  5. Math 2000: Basic Math 2
  6. Math 2500: Basic Math 3
  7. Applied Physics 1
  8. Applied Physics 2
  9. Applied Physics 3
  10. Heat Exchangers
  11. Lubrication and Bearings
  12. Electrical Safety
  13. Electricity for Operators and Technicians
  14. Industrial Valves
  15. Compressed Air
  16. How to Read Process Drawings
  17. Basic Process Instrumentation and Control
  18. Pump Fundamentals
  19. Centrifugal Pumps: Operation
  20. Biofuels 1000: An Introduction to Biofuels
  21. Biofuels 1500: Biofuel Feedstocks
  22. Biofuels 2000: Bioalcohols—Use as a Fuel Source
  23. Biofuels 2500: Basic Fermentation Technology
  24. Biofuels 3000: Basic Distillation Technology
  25. Biofuels 4000: Ethanol Production Systems
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Prerequisites / Requirements

To enroll in this program, you should have basic computer skills and a high school diploma or the equivalent. This program is for you if you seek an entry-level position in the field of biofuel production.

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

Biofuel Production Operations Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given twelve (12) months to complete this program.
Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
Can I use a Mac?

No, you must access this program with a PC or IBM-compatible computer.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 598-3856. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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