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

November 30, 2015

Blog: Industry making positive progress, even as it waits

There may be speed bumps in the road ahead, yes, and the ethanol industry will continue to change and evolve, certainly. But this industry has been through that before and it will make it through again. READ MORE

November 23, 2015

Blog: Author explains process behind article debunking biofuels

What happens when you unleash a recent college graduate on the topic of biofuels and whether they increase food prices? Keep reading to find out. READ MORE

November 16, 2015

Blog: High octane study results blew me away

OK, so I admit I exaggerated just a wee bit in my headline. But it's not an exaggeration to say that, one, I find it very interesting and, two, if you haven't checked out what's been happening with the high octane fuel study, you really should. READ MORE

November 09, 2015

Blog: Good news streak gains momentum

It’s always nice to see positive news about the ethanol industry. As an industry trade journal, we write stories about both good and bad news, but it’s certainly preferable when we can highlight happenings that show the strength of the industry. READ MORE

November 04, 2015

Green Plains will continue to purchase additional ethanol plants

Green Plains announced that, despite a tight margin environment, its net income for the third quarter was $6.2 million, or 16 cents per diluted share. The third quarter of last year had a net income of $41.7 million, or $1.03 per diluted share. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Black Caucus members back RFS in letter to EPA

Sixteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to the U.S. EPA Nov. 2, showing their support for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

November 02, 2015

Blog: Growing stronger by sharing info with 'competitors'

Multiple ethanol industry groups have found success with sharing information freely, rather than trying to be the best and keeping everything they do a big secret. Could this strategy be applied even more widely than it already is? READ MORE

October 29, 2015

China considering 2nd DDGS anti-dumping investigation

News that Chinese companies have petitioned the Chinese government to launch an anti-dumping investigation over imports of U.S. distillers grains is a factor in lowered distillers grains prices and slowed exports, but it’s not the only factor. READ MORE

October 26, 2015

Blog: Positive news about plant purchases, student tours

Two things jumped out at me, this morning, when I went through my emails. Both were feel-good stories showing positive things happening in the ethanol industry. Not bad for a Monday morning. READ MORE

October 23, 2015

Switchgrass research projects awarded grant money

Researchers have received grants from the U.S. DOE and National Science Foundation to study switchgrass. The study will analyze how switchgrass, through natural genetic mechanisms, adapts to its local environment in two separate but related studies. READ MORE