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

April 21, 2014

New corn stover study not in the realm of reality

A new study about corn stover as a cellulosic ethanol feedstock is distracting attention from the positive role ethanol has in protecting the environment, revitalizing the rural economy and bolstering national security. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

Corn oil brings out the geek in me

The recently competed May issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine has a corn oil theme. The stories cover the corn oil market, a new separations technology, extraction aids and co-located biodiesel production at ethanol plants. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Vilsack talks about USDA efforts to further advanced biofuels

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified about the farm bill and the rural economy, during a U.S. House of Representatives Committee hearing. As part of that, he talked about the USDA's work to create markets for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

April 08, 2014

Wet mill reaches agreement with state attorney general

Grain Processing Corp. of Muscatine, Iowa, a wet mill that produces quality alcohol and some fuel ethanol, has been ordered to pay a $1.5 million civil penalty for environmental violations and will transition from coal to natural gas. READ MORE

April 08, 2014

Beyond Corn Oil Extraction

A new corn oil technology developed by a fluid purification company offers multiple coproducts, improved ethanol yield and water balance, and other benefits. READ MORE

April 07, 2014

All distillers grains, all the time

Two value-added distillers grains companies have come up with a plan to put more distillers grains into a cattle feed supplement, from what the cattle eat to the pan it’s put into. READ MORE

April 04, 2014

Fire consumes small percentage of DuPont's stover bales

An early morning fire on March 31, destroyed about 5,200 of the 55,000 corn stover bales stored at a 30-acre DuPont stover storage site located about 10 miles northeast of Nevada, Iowa. It is suspected lightning started the fire. READ MORE

April 04, 2014

Iowa Senate unanimously passes biofuels bill, sends it to House

An Iowa bill that extends several tax credits for producers and retailers passed the Iowa Senate with 48 "yes" votes and zero "no" votes on April 1. The bill was referred to the Iowa House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on April 2. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

County waives majority of taxes for formerly idled Texas plant

A Texas county commission recently voted to waive all but 5 percent of a Plainview, Texas, ethanol plant's taxes, as part of a 10-year tax abatement pact signed with the county in 2009. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Solving the industrial building mystery

Opening up your ethanol plant for public tours is a wonderful educational opportunity that could do wonders for your business and the industry as a whole. READ MORE