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

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

January 22, 2018

A Straighter, Shorter Pathway

Confidence builds in overcoming the hurdles slowing corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol approvals. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

Turning the Screws on Drying

FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Rayeman Elements has introduced extrusion technology as a radically different means of drying distillers grains. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

Geoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named. READ MORE