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

July 23, 2014

Montanans turn barley into high-value feed, ethanol

Montana Microbial and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are developing an enzymatic treatment for barley that produces a high-value protein concentrate, describing ethanol as the process coproduct. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

Toolkit For Ethanol's Next Stage

Forward-thinking producers will build on technological improvements implemented in recent years. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

Cummins gets 50-85% GHG reduction with new E85 optimized engine

Cummins Inc. announced the development of an E85 optimized engine and powertrain that reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by as much as 50 to 80 percent when compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Penn State offers graduate certificate in renewable energy

Bioenergy professionals interested in getting certified or earning a master's degree might want to check out Penn State's program in renewable energy and sustainability systems. The university recently added a bioenergy graduate certificate program. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

Big corn crop expected, the question being how big?

Great growing conditions have the industry speculating on just how big the corn crop will be. USDA's July 11 supply/demand report pegs the 2014 corn crop at 13.86 billion bushels, 65 million bushels below last year's record. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

RFA scores retailers for E85, E15 offerings; Big Oil gets an 'F'

The five Big Oil brands got an "F" in the Renewable Fuels Association's score card for their poor performance in offering E15 or E85. Among stations carrying other refiner-affiliated brands, only Speedway/SuperAmerica and Cenex received high marks. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

World Bank: Climate-smart development benefits lives, jobs, GDP

Advanced biofuels and biomass play supporting roles in several scenarios examined in a recent report from the World Bank Group looking at climate-smart development. The report introduces a new holistic modeling framework. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

CE&P gets $3.1 million tax credit for job creation

California Ethanol & Power LLC in southern California landed a tax credit from the California Competes Tax Credit Committee worth $3.1 million through 2018, if the company successfully meets the milestones in the contract. READ MORE

June 19, 2014

High crude, shifting trade patterns brighten ethanol prospects

An extended period of higher crude oil and gasoline prices and low corn prices could result in surprisingly large amount of corn used for ethanol production, conclude University of Illinois economists in a recent analysis posted to FarmDocDaily. READ MORE

June 11, 2014

Developers of the first cellulosic plants share updates at FEW

Cellulosic ethanol projects around the globe are nearing completion, attendees at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo learned in breakout sessions featuring reports from several companies bringing these technologies to commercialization. READ MORE