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 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

February 16, 2015

Valicor working with Purina, announces patent acquisition

Valicor Separation Technologies LLC and Purina Animal Nutrition LLC have signed a letter of intent to work together on developing a high protein coproduct market. This move compliments the company's Valicor Stillage Fractionation Technology. READ MORE

February 15, 2015

Are you an ethanol history buff, just like me?

I really enjoy learning more about the history of the ethanol industry and, from what I can tell, the readers of our magazine do too. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Big Demand, Small Supply

Even while taking advantage of recent export opportunity to China, the U.S. sorghum industry continues developing long-term markets, like supplying California’s ethanol plants with bigger volumes of feedstock. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Spotlight on Illinois: Ethanol History Book

EPM's Spotlight on Illinois digs into the details of the state's past and present ethanol industry, including efforts to write a book about the history of the ethanol industry as a whole. The author is a professor at an Illinois university. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Spotlight on Illinois: Industry Research Gem

EPM's Spotlight on Illinois also includes information about work at a research center in that state. The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center opened its doors in 2003. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Spotlight on Illinois

Some of the most influential players in gaining federal support for the early ethanol industry have roots in the Land of Lincoln. READ MORE