University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Jason Hill, Assistant Professor

Jason Hill208 BioAgEng
University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 624-2692

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Ph.D., Plant Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
A.B., Biology, Harvard College

Institute on the Environment Resident Fellow

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include the technological, environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainable bioenergy production from traditional and next-generation feedstocks. Current focus is on how the expanding global biofuels industry affects climate change, biodiversity, and human health.

Selected Publications

Tessum C, Marshall J, Hill J (2012) A spatially and temporally explicit life cycle inventory of air pollutants from gasoline and ethanol in the United States. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46: 11408–11417.

Hill J (2009) Opportunities and challenges of transitioning to sustainable next-generation transportation biofuels. Int. J. Biotechnology 11: 5–13.

Hill J, Polasky S, Nelson E, Tilman D, Huo H, Ludwig L, Neumann J, Zheng H, Bonta D (2009) Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106: 2077–2082.

Fargione J, Hill J, Tilman D, Polasky S, Hawthorne P (2008) Land clearing and the biofuel carbon debt. Science 319: 1235–1238.

Hill J, Nelson E, Tilman D, Polasky S, Tiffany D (2006) Environmental, economic, and energetic costs and benefits of biodiesel and ethanol biofuels. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103: 11206–11210.

Courses Taught