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

December 18, 2014

Hungarian ethanol plant to expand capacity above 100 MMgy

Nearly three years after construction was completed at a corn-ethanol plant in Dunafoldvar, Hungary, Pannonia Ethanol has signed a loan deal so it can expand its production capacity. READ MORE

December 18, 2014

UPDATED: Finland provides money to build cellulosic ethanol plant

The government of Finland announced Dec.17 that it granted $36.8 million to help build a cellulosic ethanol plant. A separate project to produce biogasoline, biodiesel and smaller amounts of other renewable products was also granted funding. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

E85 priced competitively in Minnesota, reader says

In the last few weeks, the topic of flex-fuel vehicles and E85 prices has resonated with readers of my blog. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

Putting Data to Work

JMP, a data analysis software from SAS Institute, can help ethanol producers get a jump on plant efficiency and profitability. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Spotlight on Iowa

Ethanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how the industry got started. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Going Advanced

Iowa is home to two ethanol plants currently producing cellulosic ethanol and one that is nearing construction completion. Another notable project is algae production colocated with a corn-ethanol plant. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Message to the Masses

The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

E85 prices shock EPM reader

Big Oil isn't above stooping to dirty tricks to mislead consumers into thinking E85 isn't a good fuel to buy, including by trying to price the fuel right out of the market. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Readers respond to FFV blog

As FFV customers, it’s worth our time letting rental car agencies know that FFVs matter to us. While you are at it, fill up with E85 and educate the workers at the rental car agency. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Message to rental car companies: FFVs matter

I recently attempted to rent a FFV for a work trip and had a less than satisfactory experience. READ MORE