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

July 21, 2014

Ethanol, part of the winning strategy

I can't help but think that, perhaps someday, the winning vehicle designs of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions can be mass produced and sold to consumers like you and me. READ MORE

July 18, 2014

Making Connections at FEW

The 30th anniversary International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo was held in Indianapolis June 9-12. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

E15 Retailers Get Creative

Facing roadblocks from big name gasoline suppliers, nimble gas station owners change course to offer customers midlevel blends. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

Mascoma confirms strategy shift, outlines plans for technology

Although a recent court ruling could allow Mascoma Corp.'s Frontier Renewable Resources LLC project to move forward, that project is unlikely to break ground. Rather, Mascoma is now focused on deploying its consolidated bioprocessing technology. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

Good, good news in the ethanol industry

I love writing about and hearing about good news stories in the ethanol industry. Here at my blog, I like to take the opportunity to highlight those stories. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

N.C. funds 6 cellulosic biofuel, bioenergy research projects

North Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state's Bioenergy Research Initiative, which is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

Going deeper than Smurf reasoning on E85 prices

For critics, it's easy to make a knee jerk assumption that puts ethanol in a bad light. However, if they took the time to look deeper, they'd see there's much more to the story. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

Reaching Georgia fleet managers

What’s an alternative fuel vehicle roadshow without biofuels? It’s like a puzzle you bought at a secondhand store that has pieces missing. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

China's unofficial US corn ban now includes DDGS

While there has still been no official announcement from the Chinese government, the market is rapidly adjusting to the situation in China, after traders were told no new DDGS imports would be issued. READ MORE

June 23, 2014

Casting for a new DDGS market

Talking to people and learning about new things is a part of my job that I really enjoy. Even when it's quite complicated or technical. But I have to admit, there are certain subjects that catch my fancy a little more than others. READ MORE