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

May 18, 2015

Riding the Performance Curve

A good understanding of financial ratios is essential when making strategic plans. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Distillers industry looks toward good marketing year, FSMA

Discussions on the China market and FSMA dominated the presentations at the 19th Distillers Grains Symposium held in Kansas City. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

U.S. corn production projected down, use up on plentiful supply

With spring planting progressing rapidly, USDA is projecting total U.S. feed grain supplies for 2015-'16 will slightly exceed the record level of 2014-'15 as larger beginning stocks more than offset lower expected production. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

Stepping Up to a Currency Molecule

Sustainability drives growing interest in renewable chemicals from ethanol. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

Corn, ethanol exports robust, DDGS see encouraging export rebound

The current robust pace of corn and ethanol exports and prospects for further improvement in the pace of distillers grains exports are encouraging, University of Illinois economist Darrel Good said in his weekly outlook published in FarmDoc Daily. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

The Andersons report lower Q1 earnings at 14 cents per share

Net income was down substantially, but still in the black for Ohio-based The Andersons Inc. Its ethanol group achieved record first quarter ethanol production volumes and saw E85 sales progress to a first quarter record as well. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

ADM reports strong Q1 earnings, in spite of weak ethanol margins

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported solid earnings for the first quarter, even though its corn processing segment was down due to tight ethanol margins. Overall, ADM reported adjusted earnings per share of 77 cents for the quarter. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

March ethanol corn crush up from February, lags behind January

The corn crush for ethanol was up from the short month of February, but still down a bit from January's corn crush, according to the Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report released May 1 by the USDA. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Ample corn supplies expected, modestly higher prices forecast

As corn planting gets in full swing across the Corn Belt, ag economists are looking at projections and implications. Planted corn acres are projected lower and yields are expected to be slightly below the trend-line. READ MORE