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 29, 2014

New proposed corn-ethanol plants hit the news

Last week, we wrote about two proposed first generation ethanol plants that developers are hoping to build in South Dakota and Illinois. After many years of virtual silence on this front, it feels like quite a big deal! READ MORE

September 24, 2014

SD landowners propose new first generation ethanol plant

Walt Wendland and Chris Schwarck are proposing to build a corn and milo ethanol plant in South Dakota. If the project becomes a reality it would join Dakota Spirit AgEnergy as the only corn ethanol plants in the U.S. to breakground since 2008. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Minnesota group adds stations offering higher ethanol blends

Eighteen more retail gasoline stations will convert to Minnoco, a gasoline brand of the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association. The brand generally offers E15, E30, E85 and diesel, along with regular grades of gasoline. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Looking through a global lens

Watch for a new monthly column about what's happening in the ethanol world in Canada, Brazil, Europe and other ethanol producing countries globally. READ MORE

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