College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Jason Hill is an assistant professor in Bioproducts and Biosystems engineering. His research interests include the technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable bioenergy production from current and next-generation feedstocks. Hill's work on the life cycle impacts of transportation biofuels has been published in the journals Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hill has testified before U.S. Senate committees on the use of diverse prairie biomass in biofuel production, as well as the impacts of land-use change on net greenhouse gas emissions from ethanol and biodiesel. His current research focuses on the effects the global biofuels industry will have on climate change, land use, biodiversity and human health.
A mostly-native Minnesotan, Hill received his bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard College and his doctorate in plant biological sciences from the University of Minnesota. In his free time, he can often be found wandering a trail while clutching his camera or in his garden, tending to uncommon varieties of flowers and vegetables.
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