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

September 19, 2014

Victory For Project Liberty

What was once only a dream has become a reality with the grand opening ceremony of Project Liberty. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Florida cellulosic ethanol plant upgraded, coming back online

The Indian River BioEnergy Center, a cellulosic ethanol production center near Vero Beach, Florida, has completed a major turnaround, including technology upgrades, and the facility is now being brought back online. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Leader of ePURE steps down, looking to serve as consultant

Rob Vierhout, secretary general of ePURE, is stepping down from his position at the European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association. The group has not yet publically announced the name of his successor. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Ahead of His Time

The idea of wet biomass storage has yet to catch on in the cellulosic industry, despite long-term use in the pulp and paper industry. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Exciting news in the cellulosic world

The grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant like Project Liberty is exciting stuff because the second generation industry is still so new. Here’s what’s happening with some other commercial-scale advanced biofuel projects. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Poet-DSM's Project Liberty goes from fantasy to reality

The grand opening of Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC's Project Liberty is the start of what Jeff Broin, founder of Poet and executive chairman, believes will be a complete transformation of the energy supply. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Highlighting those that 'get it'

Yes, there are lawmakers that don’t get it when it comes to biofuels. They’re stuck on lies and propaganda pushed forward by Big Oil. But two recent announcements remind us that it’s not all controversy and negativity. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

Celebrating good news stories

In the last couple of weeks I’ve covered some undeniably good news stories. I have to say, those kinds of stories are a lot more fun to write than stories about bankruptcies, idled plants and tight margins. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Butamax corn oil separation system fully operational at Highwater

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC and Highwater Ethanol held an Aug. 20 ribbon cutting, celebrating the completion of phase one of a two-phase retrofit to biobutanol production. The facility is now separating corn oil with Butamax technology. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Aventine celebrates completion of natural gas boiler project

Aventine Renewable Energy recently held a ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 15 to mark the completion of a project to replace three aging coal boilers with two new natural gas boilers at its Pekin, Illinois, ethanol production complex. READ MORE