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

April 27, 2015

Blog: Smartphone app, on the racetrack for ethanol education

A small company is using out-of-the-box marketing to reach members of the public as well as spread the word about cavitation. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

Blog: German ethanol production focused on GHG reduction

For this week's Scoop Blog, I communicated with a leader of a German ethanol industry association, who revealed some differences between ethanol production in that country and the U.S. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Motivated employees are happy employees

Businesses relying only on money to motivate their employees are missing the boat, says the author of a book called "Drive." The carrot and the stick and the reward and punishment model actually can destroy creativity. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Connecting Compensation To Performance

How can employers motivate employees to reach for continual improvement? READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Wood biorefinery equipment on the auction block April 14

Equipment from a project to produce cellulosic ethanol at a pulp and paper mill is available for purchase in an online auction. Included in the auction is equipment from late model lab assets and a 2009-2012 biomass biorefinery pilot plant. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Top of Biofuels Class

Training programs around the U.S. offer opportunities in the biofuels industry for part- and full-time students. READ MORE

April 06, 2015

Opinion: Learning about fusel oils

The job of a journalist includes constant learning. If I ever get to the point where I feel like I have learned all I need to know about the ethanol industry, it will be time to hang up my hat and do something else. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

'Where's my ethanol?'

A North Carolina consumer wonders why he can't buy E85 in his state. READ MORE

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