Welcome to jonstarbuck.co.uk
Hi, Welcome to Jon Starbuck’s rather out of date corner of the Internet.
I work as a renewable-energy engineer working on feasibility, planning, installation, operation and maintenance of small and medium wind turbines and hydroelectric. I also have a micro-business doing marine engineering. I am based in Mid Wales on the Dyfi Estuary, somewhere between Borth and Aberdyfi.
About this web site:
This website has two sections, “Pages” which are permanent web-page style pages (like this one) and “Posts” which are blog-style web pages separated into “Categories”. See left-hand menu for Pages and Posts.
I work as an engineer on renewable energy projects such as medium-wind, solar, hydro and biomass. Sometimes from behind a desk and sometimes on site. I also work as marine engine engineer on inboard engines, outboard engines and small boat electrics.
“the long awaited replacement Tickel’s long outdated book”
I spent a lot of 2008 co-authoring a book, Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels, for McGraw Hill – it is a practical, empowering, heavily illustrated D.I.Y. guide. Unlike similar books available it tries very hard to be unbiased, apolitical an un-evangelical; it shows you everything from from making biodiesel at home to converting your engine to run directly on vegetable oil, all in the one book.
I graduated from university in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in physics. I am currently studying on an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology (currently deferred).