The Scoop Blog

August 31, 2015

Changes at EPM, learning to ask questions

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

August 23, 2015

Blog: Potential new motto comes up at ACE conference

BY Holly JessenFor 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 17, 2015

Blog: More ethanol producers should sell directly to consumers

BY Holly JessenI 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 10, 2015

Blog: Back to the old grindstone again

BY Holly JessenI’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 20, 2015

Blog: First steps for writing a press release

BY Holly JessenAre 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 13, 2015

Blog: Research projects look into low-lignin plants

BY Holly JessenYou may have heard the old joke, “you can make anything out of lignin, except money.” Well, I hope to still be writing about ethanol the day that's been proven wrong. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

Blog: Telling ethanol’s story through the local media

BY Holly JessenDoes 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

BY Holly JessenThis 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

BY Holly JessenThe 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 15, 2015

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

BY Holly JessenI'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

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