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

March 20, 2018

Biting the Bullet on Major Replacements

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Ten-year inspections, and sometimes outright failures, focus attention on needed capital investments in long-term assets. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Step 1: Quality Cook

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Liquefaction should be the first focus area in yield improvement efforts. Understanding enzyme enhancements and proper indicators are key to evaluating a plant’s process. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

A Straighter, Shorter Pathway

Confidence builds in overcoming the hurdles slowing corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol approvals. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

Turning the Screws on Drying

FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Rayeman Elements has introduced extrusion technology as a radically different means of drying distillers grains. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

Geoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Process checkups

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Having captured the low-hanging fruit, debottlenecking and plant optimizations begin a second round. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

Increasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production. This feature on the efficient producers appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 05, 2017

The Andersons ethanol group records Q1 earnings of $1.7 M

Improved ethanol margins boost The Andersons Q1 ethanol group earnings by $4.4 million over the Q1 2016 loss, to bring in $1.7 million on $154 million in revenues for Q1 2017. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

ADM reports strong Q1, expects good ethanol margins for Q2, Q3

ADM CEO Luciano addresses ethanol outlook, NAFTA talk impacts and more in the first quarter earnings call with investors. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

EIA: summer ethanol blending to increase 20,000 barrels per day

Summer gasoline demand and highway travel is expected to increase this summer, in spite of higher average prices, says the EIA's Short-term Energy Outlook. Ethanol blending for Q2 and Q3 expected to increase 1.7 percent. READ MORE