Jason Barton

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Energy Biosciences Institute, Urbana, IL

I am excited to continue my work in the energy industry in Colorado.

This website is a very small side project, a place where I can post my perspective on energy issues and news. Please excuse the rudimentary format, but I am too busy doing business development work to dedicate time to web development.

It’s definitely a fascinating time to be alive, and I feel very fortunate to be working in dynamic areas that have such profound effects on all of our lives: energy, food and agriculture, education, economics, ecology.

In the past year I have been focusing on bio-chemical as well as thermo-chemical conversion processes of biomass to transportation fuels and electricity.

My experience includes work at labs such as BP’s Energy Biosciences Institute and the Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research, both at the University of Illinois; Director of Operations at the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project; and teaching at Graded School, an international school in São Paulo, Brazil. My education includes a PhD in the economics and ecology of bioenergy from the University of British Columbia (Land and Food Systems, Vancouver, Canada), to be completed in 2011, as well as a Master’s from the University of Montana and a Bachelor’s from the University of Denver.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in anything on this site.


Written by Jason

November 4th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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  1. Jason, What do you know about the Bakken Formation in North Dakota?


    Allan Johnson

    27 Feb 10 at 7:58 am

  2. Hi Allan,

    I’m sorry to say I don’t know much about Bakken Formation, but it looks like a prime candidate for a couple of technologies that I’ve discussed here on my site, namely hydraulic fracturing. You can find that stuff here: http://jasonjbarton.com/?s=fracturing.

    Feel free to let me know if I can be of further help!

    Take care,


    28 Feb 10 at 9:11 am

  3. Good stuff, Jason. You’ve assembled a really nice resource on biofuels. I hope you’re doing well!

    Luiz Freitas

    6 Mar 10 at 1:00 pm

  4. p.s. You’ve got a great template . Where did you locate it?

  5. Olá Janson!

    Sou a secretária da Fequimfar!
    Eu estava limpando a caixa de e-mails; encontrei o seu; ví o endereço do seu site; não resistí… Resolvi dar uma olhada! rs…


    Izilda Jaime

    18 May 10 at 12:20 pm

  6. Boa tarde, Izilda!

    Claro que eu te lembro—muito obrigado pela ajuda com meu trabalho. Fique en contato e me da um toque se você estiver aqui nos Estados Unidos.



    28 May 10 at 4:07 pm

  7. Hi Jason,

    I did read a comment you made concerning when vinasse is spread as fertiliser on sugarcane fileds.

    How much do you think must vinasse derived from ethsnol through sugarcane juice be diluted when it is directly blended with an irrigation scheme. We are looking at a dilution of 1:5. Bear in mind the vinasse from sugarcane juice has 3 times less minerals than that from molasses.


    28 Jul 10 at 6:40 am

  8. Howdy,
    I don’t have the exact proportions for dilution of vinasse, but would start with Macedo et al., and Smeets et al., both of which appear in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy in 2008. Those discuss the issue and will also likely lead to other references, both forward and backward.

    Let me know if I can be of further help!


    28 Jul 10 at 9:30 am

  9. nice. i need ideas from bloggers like your self to get my websites up to par. excellent info, well assembled.

    Hugh Banuelos

    26 Aug 10 at 3:43 pm

  10. I know this is really boring and you’re skipping to the following comment, but I just needed to throw you a big thanks – you cleared up some issues for me!

    Trinh Paretti

    17 Jan 11 at 2:11 pm

  11. I’m just glad to know it’s helpful! Feel free to let me know what you read and what you liked.


    18 Jan 11 at 9:40 pm

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