The Scoop Blog

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

June 08, 2015

Blog: Talking tomatoes, corn fiber, feedstock selection

BY Holly JessenUnless 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 01, 2015

It’s finally FEW time

BY Holly JessenIt’s the first day of FEW. To be specific, today the Ethanol 101 pre-conference and the expo grand opening and welcome reception are happening. Tomorrow is the general session and many panel presentations, which continue through Wednesday. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Meet the EPM staff at FEW, nominate an operations rock star

BY Holly JessenThe 31st annual FEW is just days away. Learn more about your chance to meet the EPM staff at FEW as well as sending me nominations for an article I’m writing for the August issue of the magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Blog: Adding E15 and E15 only at a retail station

BY Holly JessenDoes the cost of adding blender pumps and other new equipment to sell E15 and other higher ethanol blends seem high? Don’t worry, there’s another option for retailers that are ready to add E15 to their product list. READ MORE

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