The Scoop Blog

May 22, 2015

Meet the EPM staff at FEW, nominate an operations rock star

BY Holly JessenThe 31st annual FEW is just days away. Learn more about your chance to meet the EPM staff at FEW as well as sending me nominations for an article I’m writing for the August issue of the magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Blog: Adding E15 and E15 only at a retail station

BY Holly JessenDoes the cost of adding blender pumps and other new equipment to sell E15 and other higher ethanol blends seem high? Don’t worry, there’s another option for retailers that are ready to add E15 to their product list. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

Blog: What does it take to get E15 at a retail station?

BY Holly JessenAnother reader question prompted this week's blog. This time it was a gas station owner, whose family has been in the business since 1922, asking about the cost of E85-compatible tanks. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

E15 video promises to pack a punch with retailers

BY Holly JessenThe staff of Ethanol Producer Magazine has been watching the situation in Chicago closely. Now, a new video has been released, introducing gas retailers from the Windy City to gas retailers that have found success with E15. READ MORE

April 27, 2015

Blog: Smartphone app, on the racetrack for ethanol education

BY Holly JessenA small company is using out-of-the-box marketing to reach members of the public as well as spread the word about cavitation. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

Blog: German ethanol production focused on GHG reduction

BY Holly JessenFor this week's Scoop Blog, I communicated with a leader of a German ethanol industry association, who revealed some differences between ethanol production in that country and the U.S. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Motivated employees are happy employees

BY Holly JessenBusinesses relying only on money to motivate their employees are missing the boat, says the author of a book called "Drive." The carrot and the stick and the reward and punishment model actually can destroy creativity. READ MORE

April 06, 2015

Opinion: Learning about fusel oils

BY Holly JessenThe job of a journalist includes constant learning. If I ever get to the point where I feel like I have learned all I need to know about the ethanol industry, it will be time to hang up my hat and do something else. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

'Where's my ethanol?'

BY Holly JessenA North Carolina consumer wonders why he can't buy E85 in his state. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Go to and get involved

BY Holly JessenThe RFA needs your help to promote and update two newly acquired E85 websites. READ MORE

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