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

September 28, 2015

Data indicates demand for 1B gallons E85, if priced right

E85 would make the original RVO achievable, a new report from Babcock and Pouliot at Iowa State's CARD, shows. The economists analyze 3 years of retail data on E85 price and sales to estimate national demand, if E85 is priced right. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Irwin, Good analyze ethanol, biodiesel RINs relationships

Ethanol D6 RIN prices have stayed relatively stable over the summer while D4 biodiesel RINs prices plummeted, Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good point out in their analysis of RINs markets. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Senate democrats introduce comprehensive national energy bill

Senate democrats introduced a bill to create the American Energy Innovation Act of 2015, taking a multi-faceted approach to dealing with a number of issues and energy sectors, which they say offers a pathway to a cleaner energy future and economy. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

USDA lowers project corn yield by 1.3 bushels per acre

USDA lowers projected national average corn yield to 167.5 bushels, lowering projected new crop and raising season-average farmgate corn prices by 10 cents. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

FDA releases details of FSMA rule, extends compliance deadlines

The final rule implementing FSMA reforms food safety laws, shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. The rule introduces new rules for feed manufacturers, including the ethanol industry’s coproducts. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

EPA gives Valero Albert City efficient ethanol producer status

EPA names Valero Renewables, Albert City, Iowa, as an efficient producer, bringing the total to 41. Efficient producer status allows plants to generate RINs above the volumes grandfathered in under the RFS rule. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

USDA: Corn crush for fuel ethanol up 2 percent in June

The survey-based USDA Grain Crushings and Co-products report showed total corn consumption for industrial uses in July was 501 million bushels, up 2 percent from June. READ MORE

September 03, 2015

EPA: 12.97M cellulosic D3 RINs generated in July, 1.28B D6 RINs

The U.S. EPA reported more than 1.59 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated during July, including nearly 13 million cellulosic RINs. That compares with 1.56 billion RINs total in June. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Ethanol supporters respond to spate of misinformation

Ethanol supporters respond to new polls from detractors, other misinformation efforts. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

E85 consumers attracted by value, convenience

Getting the right business model drives E85 sales. This article appears in the September issue of EPM. READ MORE