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

December 08, 2016

Economists examine RVO impact on conventional, advanced biofuels

University of Illinois ag economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good have published an analysis exploring two central questions that arise when considering biofuels consumption through 2022 in a Dec. 7 FarmDocDaily post. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

Economists: Gas price has tightest correlation to ethanol price

When it comes to price relationships, a recent analysis found statistically significant relationships between ethanol, corn and gasoline prices and ethanol ending stocks. Gasoline price matters most, followed by corn price and ethanol ending stocks. READ MORE

December 05, 2016

Blog: Clean Economy Can't Be Stopped

Author argues it is now cheaper to cut carbon and use renewable energy that to keep the status quo. Thus, the clean economy and renewables can't be stopped. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Court accepts $48.5M bid for Abengoa Hugoton from Synata Bio

Startup Synata Bio outbid Shell Oil Co. in the bankruptcy auction for Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas at Hugoton, Kansas. Shell's stalking horse bid of $26 million was nearly doubled in the winning bid. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Food security benefits found in African biofuels production

Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study conducted by researchers in Ireland that reviews the limited development of biofuel production in Africa. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Q3 RINs update suggests sufficient supplies for all but D3

While earlier quarterly updates suggested potential deficits of renewable identification numbers (RINs) to use for showing compliance with the 2016 mandate targets, the pace of RIN generation has increased, according to a recent FarmDoc Daily post. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end. This feature article appears in the December print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

AgMRC looks at drivers behind high ethanol blending

The economic drivers behind recent higher ethanol blending rates were examined by Iowa economic researcher Sampath Jayasinghe in the Renewable Energy Report from the Iowa Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

Ethanol group leads The Andersons Q3 segment earnings

The Andersons Inc. reported third quarter net income of $1.7 million, or 6 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $860. Pre-tax earnings were led by the ethanol group at $9.5 million, with the grain group earning $1.9 million. READ MORE