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

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

January 12, 2017

WASDE: Corn supplies down, ethanol use up

USDA ratcheted down corn supplies for the 2016-’17 crop year, lowering corn ending stocks by 48 million bushels from last month’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand report. Corn production is estimated at 15.148 billion bushels. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Corn prospects from ethanol production appear strong for 2017

Corn consumption for ethanol production is very likely to surpass the most recent USDA projection of 5.3 billion bushels and the prospect already is impacting the corn market, according to the weekly outlook by Todd Hubbs published in FarmDoc Daily. READ MORE

December 27, 2016

Solid Base for Optimism

Ethanol Producer Magazine's survey finds readers optimistic about the prospects for the ethanol industry and support for the renewable fuel standard, although there is room for improvement. The article appears in the January 2017 print edition. READ MORE

December 26, 2016

ACE plans webinar to discuss new administration, Congress

Brian Jennings, ACE executive vice president, and Jonathon Lehman, legislative counsel, will lead a Jan. 18 webinar discussing how to advance ethanol's policy priorities in Washington in the months ahead. READ MORE

December 26, 2016

German ethanol producer reports increased 9-month profits

With four ethanol plants in Europe and a combined capacity of 345 million gallons, CropEnergies AG expects fiscal year profits to range between 70 million to 85 million euros. READ MORE

December 26, 2016

Spot-on Strategies in Risk Management

Protecting ethanol plant margins is a complex challenge due to the corn and ethanol markets' divergent behaviors. READ MORE

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 FarmDoc Daily post. READ MORE