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

July 06, 2015

Blog: Telling ethanol’s story through the local media

Does your ethanol production facility have a positive working relationship with the local media? If not, here’s more about why, and how, you should develop one. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

Blog: Project to restart idled ethanol plant has deep impact on student

This week, we'll hear from someone that was part of a project to restart an idled ethanol plant in 2013. It was an ambitious and interesting effort and I'm sorry to hear it wasn't ultimately successful. READ MORE

June 22, 2015

Blog: Talking to critics about gas mileage, other misconceptions about ethanol

The ethanol industry is often portrayed as greedy and evil, out to push its fuel on consumers no matter the consequences. What's the reality? The oil industry is fighting hard, and fighting dirty, to keep control of the fuel marketplace at any cost. READ MORE

June 19, 2015

Syngenta extends donation commitment to Prime the Pump Fund

Syngenta announced today that it will donate approximately $600,000 to the Prime the Pump Fund. Prime the Pump is an ethanol industry initiative created to help retailers cover the cost to install fueling infrastructure. READ MORE

June 19, 2015

Taurus Energy poised to bring 2nd generation yeast to U.S. market

A company based in Lund, Sweden, recently received a welcome notification from the U.S. EPA, indicating the company’s 90-day Microbial Commercial Activity Notice review has been completed without objections. READ MORE

June 15, 2015

Blog: E15 momentum increases, one state, one station at a time

I've been noticing some really good news on the E15 front recently. Here's a rundown of some notable E15 news from recent weeks and months. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

Blog: Talking tomatoes, corn fiber, feedstock selection

Unless this is the first time you’ve ever read my blog and you aren’t part of the ethanol industry, you probably already know last week was the FEW. It's always a busy and exciting time and this year was no exception. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Creating a Quality Image

New research suggests that ethanol producers can improve the long-term storage stability of distillers grains and distillers corn oil. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Defenbaugh, Caupert, named FEW award winners

The two awards given out at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo were presented Tuesday, June 2, at the start of the general session. Ray Defenbaugh won the High Octane Award and John Caupert was named the Award of Excellence recipient. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Dinneen, Coleman talk RVO numbers, EPA at FEW

The first full day of FEW kicked off June 2 with rousing speeches on the U.S. EPA’s recently released proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) RVOs for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with speeches by Bob Dinneen of RFA and Brooke Coleman of AEC. READ MORE