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Jim Mason
Founder and CEO

Jim Mason is a general specialist working at the intersection of engineering, anthropology and information science, and is recognized as one of the world’s experts in biomass thermal conversion technologies.

From 1999-2006 he was the Founder and Director of the Rosetta Project: ALL Language Archive at the Long Now Foundation – a project to create an online archive of all documented human languages, currently the largest linguistic resource on the web. He also directed the New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford – an effort which brought 11 artists from Papua New Guinea to the campus to build a permanent outdoor sculpture garden. Mason was also the Founder and Director of The Shipyard collaborative art/build space for large-scale mechanical, kinetic and electronic art. 

As the Founder and CEO of ALL Power Labs, Mason is focused on creating tools for distributed power generation and carbon-negative energy via biomass thermal conversion. He has helped compile the web’s most comprehensive wiki on gasification and overseen the development and release of five distinct production platforms. Mason is a frequent lecturer and presenter on biomass gasification system design and engineering, and holds multiple US and international patents for his innovative design work. He completed his under graduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University.

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