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

February 27, 2015

Growth Energy gathers for 6th leadership conference in Phoenix

For the ethanol industry, 2015 is about "moving ahead and moving faster," Growth Energy co-chairman Jeff Broin told attendees in his opening remarks at Growth Energy's sixth annual Executive Leadership Conference Feb. 26-27 in Phoenix. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

Vilsack calls for ethanol industry support of trade negotiations

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asked for the ethanol industry's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in his keynote address at the 2015 Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference held in Phoenix Feb. 26-27. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

USDA releases first monthly corn crush and coproducts report

The first monthly survey of industrial grain crush and coproducts was released Feb. 19 by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Survey, showing corn and sorghum consumption data for fuel ethanol, beverage alcohol and other uses. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Efficient Producers Up the Ante

Proving greenhouse gas reduction to the U.S. EPA now boils down to four numbers. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

First Pathway Petition Used By Few Grandfathered Corn Plants

Only a handful of ethanol plants were approved under the original petition process used by EPA to determined if those grandfathered plants were achieving GHG reductions better than 20 percent compared to baseline gasoline. READ MORE

February 16, 2015

2014 Corn Crop: Bumper Bushels, Good Quality

An Ethanol Producer Magazine survey provides a snapshot of the new crop.  READ MORE

February 16, 2015

USGC Survey: Top Quality Across Corn Belt

USGC survey shows overall quality of corn crop is high, with good kernel filling and maturation. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

Record ethanol performance brings top earnings to The Andersons

The Andersons Inc. reported record earnings in 2014 with the ethanol group delivering full-year operating income of $92.3 million, far exceeding its prior best year of $40.6 million. The company also achieved record ethanol production and yields. READ MORE

February 10, 2015

Blume Distillation lands $1 million Series B funding

Blume Distillation LLC just doubled its Series B capitalization with a $1 million capital infusion from cleantech seed and venture capital fund Climate Change Investigation, Innovation and Investment Co. READ MORE

February 10, 2015

USDA projects 75M bushel increase in corn for ethanol production

USDA put a number to a projected increase in ethanol use in its Feb. 10, supply/demand report. Based on the higher forecasts for 2015 gasoline consumption, the USDA raised expected corn use for ethanol production by 75 million bushels. READ MORE