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

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

August 12, 2015

USDA projects total corn supply to reach record 15.5 B bushels

USDA boosted its corn projections in its monthly supply and demand report, forecasting this year's production at 13.7 billion bushels, up 156 million from the July projection. The survey-based corn yield forecast calls for 168.8 bushels per acre. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Introducing E15 with a smile

Brand ambassadors target consumer education for lasting results. This article appears in the September issue of EPM. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Rail group leads The Andersons Q2 earnings, ethanol performs well

The Andersons Inc. reported solid results for the second quarter with net income of $31.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted shared. Last year's Q2 net income was $44.3 million, or $1.56 per diluted share. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

ADM reports Q2 operating profits of $724M, down 13% from 2014

Archer Daniels Midland Inc. reported adjusted earnings per share of 60 cents for the quarter ended June 30, down from 79 cents in the same period last year. Adjusted segment operating profit was $724 million, down 13 percent. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Valero Energy Q2 earnings strong overall, weaker on ethanol

Valero Energy Corp. reported strong second quarter earnings for the company on July 30, reporting net income from continuing operations attributable to Valero stockholders of $1.4 billion, or $2.66 per share, compared to $1.22 in Q2 2014. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Trialing Innovation

New products undergo extensive research and collaboration before real-time testing. This story appears in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Drilling into Distillation, Dehydration

Companies aim to tweak and transform key systems to reduce energy use and resolve bottlenecks. This story appears in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

Ethanol Chronicles launches blog to answer fuel critics

The Auto Channel has launched the Ethanol Chronicles. A long-time champion for ethanol, copublisher Marc Rauch describes the blog as "lively, spirited and sometimes humorous repartee concerning energy issues." READ MORE

July 09, 2015

EPA names 9 efficient ethanol producers, bringing total to 40

Nine more ethanol plants have achieved the U.S. EPA’s efficient producer status, bringing the total to 40. The agency posted the newly completed pathway assessments on its website in early July. READ MORE