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

January 26, 2015

Straight from the ethanol producer to your gas tank

Some ethanol producers are selling E85 directly to drivers like you and me. It seems they take the phrase, cutting out the middleman, very seriously! READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Regaining Ground

Year-end U.S. fuel ethanol exports are expected to exceed 800 million gallons, second only to the record-breaking 1.19 billion gallons exported in 2011. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

More ethanol producers should sell directly to gas retailers

Ethanol producers that aren’t selling E85 direct to area gas retailers should seriously think about it, according to producers with direct-sales programs in place. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

Ethanol plant brings 85 cent E85 to Minnesota

A Minnesota ethanol producer is having success with its efforts to provide E85 directly to gas retailers, bringing low-priced E85 to Minnesota. On Jan. 12, one retail gas station was selling E85 for only 85 cents thanks to a price promotion program. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

Minnesota boasts some pretty awesome E85 prices

A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That one comment has led to several stories and blogs at our website. READ MORE

January 05, 2015

Most viewed feature stories of 2014

A story about OSHA’s changes to hazcom rules was the top-read feature story of 2014. Other articles with a lot of views included one about the Dakota Spirit ethanol plant and distillers grains in aquaculture feed. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

Looking back at 2014 through the most-read news stories

A story reflecting on Rick Tolman’s 14 years with NCGA was the most-read news story at Ethanol Producer Magazine’s website. Other articles with high numbers of views included information about Brazilian and U.S. ethanol production levels. READ MORE

December 24, 2014

Yellow Hose program brings price stability to E85 in Michigan

A Michigan ethanol plant has had success with its Yellow Hose program, blending E85 and supplying 33 area retailers, as well as sales at an on-site fuel pump. For 15 months the plant has held a $1 spread between E85 and gasoline. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Minnesota ethanol plant to produce n-butanol, acetone in 2016

The sale of a 21 MMgy corn-ethanol plant closed on Dec. 23. Green Biologics Inc. plans to continue ethanol production until sometime in 2016, when it will transition to n-butanol and acetone. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

Celebrating good news from overseas ethanol industry

The staff at Ethanol Producer Magazine extends congratulations to two overseas ethanol production companies. One is an existing corn-ethanol plant and the other is a proposed cellulosic ethanol plant. READ MORE