Susanne Retka Schill

Sue Retka Schill is managing editor of Ethanol Producer Magazine and and a senior editor at BBI International.  She started working with BBI International in late 2006 and has written on a  variety of topics for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biodiesel Magazine and Biomass Magazine. She has years of experience in reporting on agriculture and rural life for regional publications and community newspapers.


Latest Posts by Susanne Retka Schill

May 19, 2017

Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

Increasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production. This feature on the efficient producers appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 05, 2017

The Andersons ethanol group records Q1 earnings of $1.7 M

Improved ethanol margins boost The Andersons Q1 ethanol group earnings by $4.4 million over the Q1 2016 loss, to bring in $1.7 million on $154 million in revenues for Q1 2017. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

ADM reports strong Q1, expects good ethanol margins for Q2, Q3

ADM CEO Luciano addresses ethanol outlook, NAFTA talk impacts and more in the first quarter earnings call with investors. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

EIA: summer ethanol blending to increase 20,000 barrels per day

Summer gasoline demand and highway travel is expected to increase this summer, in spite of higher average prices, says the EIA's Short-term Energy Outlook. Ethanol blending for Q2 and Q3 expected to increase 1.7 percent. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

WASDE: Corn for ethanol up; offsets keep ending stocks unchanged

Increases for corn ethanol production keep ending stocks from dropping as USDA projections for feed and residual use are lowered by the same amount in the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. READ MORE

April 07, 2017

Ethanol polls show strong RFS support, refuting API ‘push poll’

RFA and Growth Energy cite different polls showing strong support for ethanol and the RFS to counter the American Petroleum Institute's latest poll findings. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

Efficient producer status given to 7 more Poet plants

Seven more Poet plants with efficient producer status brings the total to 15 that have demonstrated GHG reductions of 20 percent or better. A total of 75 plants have successfully applied to the U.S. EPA for EP3 status. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

EPA: 1.16 billion D6 RINS generated in February

D6 RINs generation for ethanol and other fuels in the general renewable category were down slightly in February from the previous month. Cellulosic ethanol RINS for January and February totaled 357,000. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

January corn crush up 7 points; total for 2016 up just 1

Monthly grain crush report shows 476 million bushels of corn crushed for fuel ethanol in January, up 7 percent from January 2016. DDGS production up 9 percent. Annual summary shows modest growth. READ MORE

March 20, 2017

AgMRC looks at ethanol production, gross margin, projections

U.S. ethanol production increases an average of 470 million gallons a year. February gross margin, generally the lowest of the year, falls between last two years in analysis of Iowa-based prices. READ MORE