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 24, 2014

Message to rental car companies: FFVs matter

I recently attempted to rent a FFV for a work trip and had a less than satisfactory experience. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Clear Sign of Confusion

Changes to OSHS’s hazard communication rules will standardize classification and labeling of chemicals globally in an effort to protect workers. At the same time, it’s creating confusion during the transition to the new system. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

Court documents dated Oct. 23, which ruled in favor of 14 ethanol plant defendants, were unsealed Nov. 13, revealing details of a court battle over corn oil separation technology. The cases concern patents owned by a subsidiary of GreenShift Corp. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

‘Welcome to the Future’

Construction on Abengoa’s self-powered cellulosic ethanol facility is complete. But that doesn’t mean efforts to innovate are over. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Pure ethanol engines could pack a big punch

A Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for pure ethanol. If E85 were widely available, the work racers are doing in this area could be applied to street vehicles with a positive impact on fuel mileage. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Innovation, improvement in the corn-ethanol industry

I always like seeing new examples of innovation and improvement at first generation ethanol plants, proving that it’s not only the cellulosic ethanol industry that is aiming for advanced technologies. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Pork board CEO steps in as NCGA CEO, with focus on partnerships

The National Pork Board and the National Corn Growers Association haven't always seen eye to eye. Now, Chris Novak, a past CEO of the pork board is CEO of the NCGA. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

ADM reports healthy ethanol margins, overall profitability

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported good overall financial results for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, including significant improvements in corn processing. In fact, profit in this segment nearly doubled, reaching $356 million. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Big changes afoot at three ethanol, ag associations

In the months of September and October, three well-known leaders in the global renewable fuels and agricultural scene stepped down, making way for new faces in the top positions. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

CRFA names new leader following Thurlow's departure

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced that W. Scott Thurlow has stepped down from his position as president and Andrea Kent, previously vice president of communications, has been appointed to the position. READ MORE