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

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

May 19, 2016

Advancing the Brewing Process With New Yeasts, Enzymes

The pace of innovation in fermentation has picked up. This article is published in the June issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Blog: FEW deadlines

This is the week to sign up for the early bird discount to the FEW, and nominate deserving awards winners. Scholarship applications are also due. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

USDA projects record corn production, highest supplies since ‘80s

The USDA is projecting a record corn crop and supplies for the 2016-’17 marketing year that is now being planted. Its projections in the May 10 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report call for supplies to reach 16.3 billion bushels. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

Economist: Corn exports in all forms down in marketing year

Corn exports may end up higher than current USDA projections, but will still be well below last year’s exports, writes University of Illinois ag economist Darrel Good in his weekly outlook column. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

Blog: Biofuels and airplanes fly together

A Cessna 182 flying across the U.S. on a 50-50 biofuel blend may be news here, but Brazil has over a decade experience flying spray planes on E100 (hydrous ethanol, even). READ MORE

May 05, 2016

The Andersons report Q1 loss, positive cash position for ethanol

The Andersons Inc. reported a net loss of $14.7 million for the first quarter, with a pre-tax loss of $17.4 million in the grain group offsetting positive results for the rail and plant nutrient groups. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

ADM reports strong Q1 results for sweeteners, bioproducts down

In a tough environment for agribusiness, Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported first quarter earnings per share of 42 cents, down from 78 cents in the same period a year ago. Adjusted segment operating profit was $573 million. READ MORE

April 25, 2016

Blog: Long-gestating Cellulosic Project Advances

Executives from New Energy Investors were in North Dakota recently, looking for support to explore the feasibility of a cellulosic ethanol plant -- building on a project first proposed a decade earlier. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

Species-Specific, Process-Specific DDGS Nutrition Profiles Needed

How do low-oil, low-fiber, high-protein coproducts successfully find their best markets? This article appears n the May issue of EPM. READ MORE