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

June 21, 2016

FEW recognizes Abbas, Buis for contributions to fuel ethanol

Tom Buis, co-chair of Growth Energy, and Charles Abbas, director of yeast and renewables research at Archer Daniels Midland Co., were honored at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop with the High Octane award and Award of Excellence, respectively. READ MORE

June 20, 2016

2016 FEW underway; 2,000 biofuel producers, industry reps attend

The 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo gets underway in Milwaukee with nearly 2,000 in attendance. READ MORE

June 20, 2016

Blog: A call to advocacy

The 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo is underway in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Ethanol 101 pre-conference kicked off June 20 with a reminder of the value of grassroots advocacy in supporting the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

June 13, 2016

CVEC celebrates 20 years of operations at Benson, MN

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. celebrated its 20th year of operations June 10 with over 500 cooperative members and guests attending a noon meal followed by a short program and tours of the plant just outside of Benson, Minnesota. READ MORE

June 13, 2016

Blog: The Importance of Clean Air

I take clean air for granted, as I suspect a lot of people in the Midwest do. We need to be reminded that a big reason to promote higher ethanol blends in urban areas is the contribution towards cleaner air. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

Flint Hills beefs up corn storage at 3 Iowa plants

Flint Hills Resources is adding corn storage capacity to two of its Iowa plants and improving its grain receiving facility at a third, with completion expected in time for the fall harvest. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

Sugar Plus CO2 Equals More Ethanol

A microorganism found capable of mixotrophic fermentation converts carbon from both sugar and gas into ethanol. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

ASTM incorporates E15 language into ongoing standard revision

ASTM International announced progress has been made in the ongoing project to update its standards. New language in the standards incorporates E15 and updates driveability information. Additional revisions to the standard are in the pipeline. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Economists: Proposed RVO could result in 15 B gallon mandate

The U.S. EPA is continuing to provide a substantial push above the E10 blend for conventional biofuels is the conclusion of two University of Illinois economists, Scott Irwin and Darrel Good in a recent FarmDoc Daily post. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

Blog: Effective Messages for Ethanol

Powerful insights for those wanting to influence others – tap into the tendencies to rebel against the establishment. Be aware of the gut reactions to fear loss, follow signals from others and receive immediate rewards. READ MORE