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

February 04, 2016

E25, E40 for the masses

Widely introducing consumers to 'super premium' ethanol blends could offer substantial benefits, but the barriers to making it happen are significant as well. This article appears in the March issue of EPM. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Blog: Whatever happened with that story?

Have you ever remembered a news story you read a while back and wondered, hey, I wonder what the outcome of that was? Did that new business survive and thrive? Did that court case ever get decided and who came out the victor? READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Blog: Stoves that save, update on Haiti and beyond

Readers may remember a story from the July issue of EPM, about Poet partnering with an organization bringing clean-burning ethanol cook stoves to Haiti. Here's more about what's happening now, in Haiti and with other similar projects. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Export markets for ‘liquid corn’

Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy. This article appears in the February issue of EPM. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Blog: Reflecting on MOVES2014, new intern

News that a new analysis of the MOVES2014 emissions model gave it a bad grade is just the first step in many that will need to happen before ethanol gets a fair shake. Still, it's a move (sorry, couldn't help it) worth celebrating! READ MORE

January 11, 2016

Blogging, from a writer's perspective

For the last two years, I've been writing one blog a week, with a few breaks for maternity leave, vacation and other reasons. Today I decided to reflect back on what I've gotten out of the experience. READ MORE

January 04, 2016

Blog: Most-read feature stories of 2015

Another year has come and gone. It's a good time to reflect on the past year, before speeding ahead with the new year. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

Blog: Looking for a happy New Year for ethanol industry

It's time to move on from Christmas and into the next year. Here are a few of the things I'm wishing for, as far as the ethanol industry goes, in 2016. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Blog: Non-FFV owners using E85, part 2

Fun fact: How many of my readers are aware that my 2 year old was born at home, with her daddy, a midwife and a doula there supporting me? And, yes, to answer the question I get asked when I say I had a home birth, it was on purpose. READ MORE

December 07, 2015

Blog: Company helps non-FFV vehicle owners use E85

The E85 conversion kit featured in Pump the movie can be installed in 90 percent of vehicles. Here’s how the U.S. based company that developed and markets that kit got its start. READ MORE