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

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

March 16, 2017

Economists: Octane premium offsets ethanol energy penalty

Much of the analysis of the cost of ethanol relative to CBOB has ignored the potential benefit of the biofuel's octane-enhancing qualities. Looking at ethanol's energy penalty alone is misleading, say University of Illinois economists Irwin and Good. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

ASTM calls new 100 octane fuel spec groundbreaking

ASTM develops new standard for 100 octane fuel in record time. The specs open the way for engine designs that utilize higher ethanol blends to achieve more power, more efficiently. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Conference to examine low-carbon shortage, sustainability

One-day conference in San Francisco to look at low-carbon fuels on the West Coast, international trade requirements and the need for secure sustainability certification for low-carbon fuels trading. READ MORE