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

May 22, 2015

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

The 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 20, 2015

'Back to the Future' With N-butanol

A Minnesota ethanol plant is first in line to produce high-value renewable chemicals. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Blog: Adding E15 and E15 only at a retail station

Does 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

May 14, 2015

Follow the Money

After a period of incredible profitability, leaders in the ethanol industry are better positioned for thinner margins. READ MORE

May 13, 2015

Wisconsin ethanol plant will install Fluid Quip system

Fluid Quip Process Technologies has announced that United Wisconsin Grain Producers LLC, a 58 MMgy corn-ethanol plant, has purchased and will install the company's trademarked Maximized Stillage Coproducts System. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

Blog: What does it take to get E15 at a retail station?

Another reader question prompted this week's blog. This time it was a gas station owner, whose family has been in the business since 1922, asking about the cost of E85-compatible tanks. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

E15 video promises to pack a punch with retailers

The staff of Ethanol Producer Magazine has been watching the situation in Chicago closely. Now, a new video has been released, introducing gas retailers from the Windy City to gas retailers that have found success with E15. READ MORE

April 27, 2015

Blog: Smartphone app, on the racetrack for ethanol education

A small company is using out-of-the-box marketing to reach members of the public as well as spread the word about cavitation. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

Blog: German ethanol production focused on GHG reduction

For this week's Scoop Blog, I communicated with a leader of a German ethanol industry association, who revealed some differences between ethanol production in that country and the U.S. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Motivated employees are happy employees

Businesses relying only on money to motivate their employees are missing the boat, says the author of a book called "Drive." The carrot and the stick and the reward and punishment model actually can destroy creativity. READ MORE