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

September 18, 2019

Validate and Calibrate

FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Deploying best practices that include a regular schedule for equipment monitoring, as well as staff with eyes on the details, improves accuracy. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Minding the Stack

FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Maintaining compliance while optimizing costs and operations is a balancing act for ethanol producers. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Waste Not

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Greenfield Global’s ethanol plant in Quebec supplements natural gas with biogas power produced through anaerobic digestion of organic waste from 27 nearby cities. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

‘The Right Effect’

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Yeast can be genetically modified through multiple techniques, all offering advancements for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Zero to 10 Million in 5 years

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

A Shift in Power

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy recycling technologies and changing market dynamics provide new options for electricity production, and revive opportunities for old ones. READ MORE

May 28, 2018

Integrated Innovation

FROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Element LLC employs ICM’s new process technologies, coproduct systems and efficiency improvements in one state-of-the-art facility. Construction is underway. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Hatching Higher Protein

FROM THE MAY ISSUE: Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Biting the Bullet on Major Replacements

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Ten-year inspections, and sometimes outright failures, focus attention on needed capital investments in long-term assets. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Step 1: Quality Cook

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Liquefaction should be the first focus area in yield improvement efforts. Understanding enzyme enhancements and proper indicators are key to evaluating a plant’s process. READ MORE