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

January 17, 2015

Opening Channels For Export

Trade missions set out to identify opportunities and constraints in ethanol export markets. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

TotalFlex Capabilities

Volkwagen Gol sets shining example for flex-fuel vehicles, running on any blend of ethanol up to E100 in Brazil. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

USDA trims corn crop size in WASDE report, though still a record

USDA lowers its estimation for corn yield in the January supply/demand report by 2.4 bushels per acre, for a national average of 171.0 bushels per acre. Production, however, is still a record at 14.216 billion bushels from 90.6 million planted acres. READ MORE

January 08, 2015

Investor call highlights Pacific Ethanol, Aventine merger

Pacific Ethanol Inc. CEO Neil Koehler answered questions about the company's recently announced merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc., as well as current market conditions for ethanol, during a recent investor call. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

E2: Advanced biofuel production likely to double in 3 years

Advanced biofuel capacity topped 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011, according to the E2 Advance Biofuel Market Report 2014 released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). READ MORE

December 31, 2014

Illinois economists: Can 1 monster crop end new grain price era?

University of Illinois agriculture economists examine whether the recent low prices for corn, soybeans and wheat are signaling an end to the new era of higher average crop prices. READ MORE

December 30, 2014

Efficient producers approved for expanded ethanol production

Under the U.S. EPA's efficient producer petition process, first-generation ethanol producers can be approved to generate renewable identification numbers above the registered volume that was grandfathered in under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

US ethanol production runs full bore, sets records as 2014 ends

U.S. ethanol producers have steadily been ramping up production in recent weeks, setting new records. The most recent weekly data indicates the industry was operating at an annualized rate of more than 15.2 billion gallons per year. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy on track for Q2 startup

All buildings and major equipment are in place at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy under construction in Spiritwood, North Dakota. Staff set to move into offices in mid-January and begin preparing for startup. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

USDA says corn acres to decline, yields increase in decade ahead

USDA long-term projections call for slightly lower corn acres to be planted over the next decade while corn yields steadily climb. The USDA will release the complete long-term supply, use and prices projections to 2024 in February. READ MORE