Susanne Retka Schill

Sue Retka Schill is senior editor at BBI International, writing and editing for Ethanol Producer Magazine and assisting with the editing of other BBI titles, including Biomass Magazine. 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 over 30 years of experience in reporting on agriculture and rural life for regional publications and community newspapers.

Latest Posts by Susanne Retka Schill

April 24, 2014

USDA economists evaluate RINS stocks, impact of mandate changes

Two USDA economists took up the U.S. EPA’s request for comments on whether and how to account for carryover renewable identification numbers (RINS) in setting yearly mandated renewable fuel volumes. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

OilRigged campaign launches on Earth Day to defend biofuels

The Fuels America coalition has launched a new advertising campaign dubbed "Oil Rigged" on Earth Day to counter what biofuels industry leaders called Big Oil's deliberate campaign to distort the facts. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Zeeland purchases site of partially completed ethanol plant

Zeeland Farm Services Inc. has purchased 435 acres and the partially built ethanol facility at Ithaca, Mich., through its affiliate, ZFS Ithaca LLC. The developer of the project halted construction on the planned 110 MMgy project in mid-2008. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

IPCC: Bioenergy to play significant role in carbon mitigation

Bioenergy plays a big role in the multiple mitigation scenarios examined in the AR5 report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is expected to play a role in the future. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

Iowa economists: 2014 ethanol prices drop to 58% of retail gas

The continuing shifting relationships between ethanol, corn and gasoline are the subject of two analyses done by Iowa agricultural economists Don Hofstrand and Robert Wisner for the AgMarketing Resource Center newsletter. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Optimizing for More Oil

With corn oil extraction widely implemented, the ethanol industry turns to improving yields and efficiency. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Vander Griend calls for test standards for ethanol blends

The ethanol industry needs to call for new fuel testing standards when testing gasoline with varying ethanol content, according to Steve Vander Griend, technical manager of fuel and engine technology at ICM Inc. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Continued strong exports reduces project corn ending stocks

In its monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates released April 9, USDA reduced projected U.S. corn ending stocks for 2013/14 by 125 million bushels based on the projected increase in corn exports. READ MORE

April 08, 2014

LanzaTech to move headquarters; Soperton retrofit ongoing

LanzaTech will be moving its headquarters to Illinois as it continues to develop its projects in China and Soperton, Ga. The company's process turns industrial and biomass-based gases into ethanol and other chemicals. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

John Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award. READ MORE