Holly Jessen

Holly Jessen is managing editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine. She has written for the magazine since January 2010 and has previous experience working for daily and weekly newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota. She graduated from Andrews University in 2000 with a double major in English and journalism.

Latest Posts by Holly Jessen

March 27, 2015

Groups defend USDA funding for blender pumps, trade programs

Ethanol and agricultural groups have sent a letter to a House of Representatives subcommittee, advocating for the continued funding of U.S. blender pump initiatives and U.S. export promotion efforts. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

ACE emphasizes ‘Power by People’ during Capitol Hill fly-in

The American Coalition for Ethanol and more than 70 of its members are in Washington, D.C., to meet with top Administration officials and Members of Congress as part of the advocacy group’s “Biofuels Beltway March” annual fly-in March 24 and 25. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Go to E85prices.com and get involved

The RFA needs your help to promote and update two newly acquired E85 websites. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Fired Up 
By Lignin

The three big U.S. cellulosic ethanol producers have different approaches to lignin and future coproduct possibilities. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

I have green expectations for algae

Algenol’s technology takes a problem and turns it into a marketable ingredient for algae-to-ethanol production. I don’t know about you, but that’s something I can get excited about. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

Green Expectations

A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with a natural-gas-fired power plant. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

Let's make true fuel freedom a reality

Attending conferences has so many benefits. When I’m running dry on story ideas, my well fills back up. When I’m feeling the daily grind of doing my job, it re-energizes me. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

Overcoming obstacles to expanding E85, higher blend sales

In December, a reader email put me on the path of investigating E85 prices and ethanol producers selling directly to retailers. I’m still on that path and wondering where it will take me next. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Opportunities, challenges in boosting E85, higher blend sales

Different gasoline retailers are having very different experiences with E85 sales, John Eichberger told attendees on the last day of the National Ethanol Conference, during a presentation called "The Road Ahead for Higher Blends." READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Successes, challenges outlined at annual RFA ethanol conference

In 2014, the U.S. ethanol industry had its most profitable year in history, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said Feb. 19. "Critics may be legion but we will prevail," he said. "We are here to stay." READ MORE