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

November 19, 2014

‘Welcome to the Future’

Construction on Abengoa’s self-powered cellulosic ethanol facility is complete. But that doesn’t mean efforts to innovate are over. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Pure ethanol engines could pack a big punch

A Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for pure ethanol. If E85 were widely available, the work racers are doing in this area could be applied to street vehicles with a positive impact on fuel mileage. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Innovation, improvement in the corn-ethanol industry

I always like seeing new examples of innovation and improvement at first generation ethanol plants, proving that it’s not only the cellulosic ethanol industry that is aiming for advanced technologies. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Pork board CEO steps in as NCGA CEO, with focus on partnerships

The National Pork Board and the National Corn Growers Association haven't always seen eye to eye. Now, Chris Novak, a past CEO of the pork board is CEO of the NCGA. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

ADM reports healthy ethanol margins, overall profitability

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported good overall financial results for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, including significant improvements in corn processing. In fact, profit in this segment nearly doubled, reaching $356 million. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Big changes afoot at three ethanol, ag associations

In the months of September and October, three well-known leaders in the global renewable fuels and agricultural scene stepped down, making way for new faces in the top positions. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

CRFA names new leader following Thurlow's departure

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced that W. Scott Thurlow has stepped down from his position as president and Andrea Kent, previously vice president of communications, has been appointed to the position. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Court rules against GreenShift in corn oil separation case

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued a sealed order which holds all asserted corn oil separation patents held by GS CleanTech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corp., as invalid and not infringed on. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

South Africa's ethanol industry is 'far behind and so small'

An ethanol association is working hard to grow the ethanol industry in South Africa and nearby countries. Right now, an association staff member said, the industry feels very small and far behind the U.S. and other ethanol-producing areas. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

Fiberight still working toward MSW plant in Iowa

Despite delays, Fiberight's plans to produce cellulosic ethanol from municipal solid waste in Iowa are moving forward. In fact, an equity drive happening now is attracting quite a few interested people and money is starting to come in. READ MORE