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

August 31, 2015

Changes at EPM, learning to ask questions

The face of Ethanol Producer Magazine is changing somewhat. No, nobody’s quit. In fact, we’ve gained a new staff member. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

RFA to host 3 ethanol safety seminars in Oregon

The Renewable Fuels Association, the Oregon State Police’s Office of State Fire Marshal and the Roseburg Fire Department will co-host three free Ethanol Safety Seminars Aug. 31–Sept. 2 in Roseburg, Oregon. READ MORE

August 23, 2015

Blog: Potential new motto comes up at ACE conference

For me, some of the most memorable moments from this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol conference were the ones that made everyone laugh. And, out of that laughter, I came up with a more serious thought. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

E15, E85 at retail gas stations highlighted at ACE conference

The argument that consumers don’t want E15 because they aren’t asking for it doesn’t ring true with Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol, he said at the ACE conference, held Aug. 19-21 in Omaha. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Blog: More ethanol producers should sell directly to consumers

I don’t usually consider myself to be in the position to advise ethanol producers on how they should do things. But in this case, I’m going to go on record strongly encouraging ethanol producers to cut out the middleman and step into direct sales. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Ethanol producers tackle blend wall with direct sales

A small number of ethanol producers sell E85 and other ethanol blends directly to consumers with on-site blender pumps or, in a few cases, own retail gas stations. This article is titled "Producers Tackle Blend Wall" in the September issue of EPM. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Blog: Back to the old grindstone again

I’m back after a short blog hiatus and looking for reader feedback. While I have plenty of topics I could tackle, I'd love to hear from you. What are the topics that would be the most interesting and helpful for you? READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy completes commissioning

A press conference was held at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant in North Dakota, marking the facility reaching its full commercialization phase. It’s the first corn-ethanol plant to be built in the U.S. in more than five years. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Blog: First steps for writing a press release

Are you interested in getting your company name out in the news media but aren’t sure where to start? I’ve got some ideas for you in this several-part series about working with the local media. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

ACE Dreams Big, Values Grassroots

The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when he took on the project. Today, the organization is still fighting for farmers and all people of the ethanol industry. This article appears in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE