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

February 20, 2017

Ethanol advocates critical of EPA proposed RFS revisions in REGS

EPA's proposed revision to the RFS dubbed REGS for Renewable Enhancements and Growth Support Rule, is inadequate, says the RFA. The UAI focused several of its comments on the EPA's inadequate interpretation of the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Lincolnway reports positive Q1 FY2017 results, improved yields

Nevada, Iowa-based Lincolnway Energy announced a positive net income of $2.4 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year. EBITDA was $3.4 million. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Green Plains reports Q4, 2016 profits, good prospects for 2017

Green Plains Inc. reported profitable fourth quarter and year-end results, with earnings before taxes and depreciation of $174.4 million and a net income of $10.7 million, or 28 cents per diluted share. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

USDA raises projected corn use for ethanol in monthly report

USDA boosted its monthly projections on corn for ethanol by 25 million bushels to 5.35 billion bushels for the 2016-'17 production year. Projected ending stocks were lowered by 35 million bushels to 2.32 billion bushels, READ MORE

February 07, 2017

ADM corn processing performs well in Q4; annual earnings down

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported a strong fourth quarter, making up for what was described as difficult marketing conditions for much of 2016. ADM reported Q4 net earnings of $424 million. For the year, earnings before taxes were at $1.82 billion. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

Water: Lifeblood of the Process

Successful water reduction and recycling require close attention to treatments and system impacts in ethanol production. This feature appears in the February print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Crushings analysis shows increases in corn oil, DDGS production

Corn distillers oil production was up a whopping 15 percent in the first 10 months of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier, according an analysis of the USDA Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE