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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Ted Bilek
Ted Bilek

Ted Bilek

Economics, Statistics and Life Cycle Analysis Research
Unit: FPL-4851
Economist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9507
tbilek@fs.fed.us

Research Interest

  • The economics of carbon sequestration
  • Machine cost analysis
  • The economics of wood gasification for conversion to energy products


Education

  • University of Minnesota, St. Paul, College of Forestry, Ph.D. Forestry Economics and Policy , 1986
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.B.A. Finance , 1980
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.B.A. Finance and Marketing with International Business Specialization , 1977

Professional Organizations

  • Society of American Foresters, Member
  • New Zealand Institute of Forestry, Member

Below are the 33 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: Conversion economics of forest biomaterials: risk and financial analysis of CNC manufacturing
Source: Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 11(4): 682-700.
Author(s) de Assis, Camilla Abbati; Houtman, Carl; Phillips, Richard; Bilek, E.M. Ted; Rojas, Orlando J.; Pal, Lokendra; Peresin, Maria Soledad; Jameel, Hasan; Gonzalez, Ronalds
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Economic analysis of a small-sized combined heat and power plant using forest biomass in the Republic of Korea
Source: Forest Science and Technology. 13(3): 116-125.
Author(s) Seo, Yeongwan; Han, Han-Sup; (Ted) Bilek, Edward M.; Choi, Jungkee; Cha, Dusong; Lee, Jungsoo
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Risk management consideration in the bioeconomy
Source: Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 11(3): 549-566.
Author(s) de Assis, Camilla Abbati; Gonzalez, Ronalds; Kelley, Stephen; Jameel, Hasan; Bilek, Ted; Daystar, Jesse; Handfield, Robert; Golden, Jay; Prestemon, Jeff; Singh, Damien
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Systematic review of torrefied wood economics
Source: BioResources. 12(3): 6868-6884.
Author(s) Radics, Robert I.; Gonzalez, Ronalds; Bilek, Edward M. (Ted); Kelley, Stephen S.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: ThinTool: a spreadsheet model to evaluate fuel reduction thinning cost, net energy output, and nutrient impacts
Source: Forest Science. 63(1): 118-127.
Author(s) Han, Sang-Kyun; Han, Han-Sup; Elliot, William J.; Bilek, Edward M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: Criterion 6 Indicator 28: Total and Per Capita Consumption of Wood and Wood Products in Roundwood Equivalents
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0338 22 p
Author(s) Howard, James L.; McKeever, David B.; Bilek, Ted
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Criterion 6, indicator 25: Value and volume of wood and wood products production, including primary and secondary processing
Source: Research Note FPL-RN-0341. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
Author(s) Howard, James L.; McKeever, David B.; Bilek, Ted
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Market projections of cellulose nanomaterial-enabled products- Part 1: Applications
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL, Volume 13, Number 5, 2014; pp. 9-16.
Author(s) Shatkin, Jo Anne; Wegner, Theodore H.; Bilek, E.M. (Ted); Cowie, John
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Market projections of cellulose nanomaterial-enabled products-- Part 2: Volume estimates
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL, Volume 13 Number 6, 2014; pp. 57-69.
Author(s) Cowie, John; Bilek, E.M. (Ted); Wegner, Theodore H.; Shatkin, Jo Anne
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The Impacts of the Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Arizona
Source: Ecosystem workforce Program Working Paper Number 46, 2014; 40 p.
Author(s) Davis, Emily Jane, Lucas.; Kim, Yeon-Su; Moseley, Cassandra; Sen-Pincus, Max Niel; Bilek, Ted
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Chapter 1: CLT Introduction to cross-laminated timber
Source: In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed. 2013; pp. 1-45.
Author(s) Gagnon, Sylvan; Bilek, E.M.(Ted); Podesto, Lisa; Crespell, Pablo
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 6: Prehydrolysis Pulping with Fermentation Coproducts
Source: In: RSC Green Chemistry No. 18, Integrated Forest Biorefineries, Edited by Lew Christopher. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013, Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, www.rsc.org; 2013; pp. 134-150.
Author(s) Wegner, T.H.; Houtman, C.J.; Rudie, A.W.; Illman, B.L.; Ince, P.J.; Bilek, E.M.; Jeffries, T.W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Evaluating a Small Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Designed Solar Kiln in Southwestern New Mexico - Part 1
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-211, 2012.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Bilek, Ted E.M.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: Economics of Coharvesting Smallwood by Chainsaw and Skidder for Crop Tree Management in Missouri
Source: NORTH. J. APPL. FOR. Volume 28, Number 4, pp.214-218; 2011
Author(s) Becker, Peter; Bilek, E.M.(Ted); Cunningham, Terry; Bill, Michael; Calvert, Marty; Jensen, Jason; Norris, Michael; Thompson, Terry
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of a Value Prior to Pulping-thermomechanical pulp business concept: Part 2
Source: Tappi Journal, May 2011, pp. 31-38
Author(s) Bilek,E.M.; Houtman, Carl; Ince, Peter
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Financial feasibility of a log sort yard handling small-diameter logs: A preliminary study
Source: Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 26(4): 174-182.
Author(s) Han, Han-Sup; Bilek, E. M. (Ted); Dramm, John (Rusty); Loeffler, Dan; Calkin, Dave
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Modeling Integrated Biomass Gasification Business Concepts
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-660, 2011
Author(s) Peter J. Ince; Edward M. (Ted) Bilek; Mark A. Dietenberger
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: Wyoming-Colorado Technical Assistance Visit Trip Report
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-GTR-192
Author(s) John Rusty Dramm; E.M. (Ted) Bilek; John L. Zerbe
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: ChargeOut! Discounted Cash Flow Compared with Traditional Machine-Rate Analysis
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-GTR-178, January 2009
Author(s) Bilek, E.M. (Ted)
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: CVal: A Spreadsheet Tool to Evaluate the Direct Benefits and Costs of Carbon Sequestration Contracts for Managed Forests.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep FPL-GTR-180. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory; 2009, 30 p.
Author(s) E.M. (Ted) Bilek; Peter Becker; Tim McAbee;
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Financial feasibility of a log sort yard handling small-diameter logs
Source: In: Proceedings of 2009 COFE: Environmentally Sound Forest Operations 32nd Annual Meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering June 15-18, 2009 North Tahoe Conference Center, Kings Beach, California Compiled by Bruce Hartsough and Bryce Stokes; 2009
Author(s) Han, Han-Sup; Bilek, Ted; Dramm, Rusty; Loeffler, Dan; Calkin, David
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: LSY: Documentation for a Spreadsheet Tool to Evaluate Log-Sort Yard Economics
Source: FPL-GTR-184, June 2009
Author(s) E.M. (Ted) Bilek
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Machine Cost Analysis Using the Traditional Machine-Rate Method and ChargeOut!
Source: 2009 COFE Conference: Environmentally Sound Forest Operations 32nd Annual Meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering Lake Tahoe June 15-18, 2009
Author(s) Bilek, E.M. (Ted)
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: ChargeOut! Determining Machine and Capital Equipment Charge-Out Rates Using Discounted Cash-Flow Analysis
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-171. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 33 pages
Author(s) Bilek, E.M. (Ted)
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Woody Biomass Utilization 2005 Grant Program: Status Report
Source: Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU)
Author(s) Susan LeVan,Ted Bilek,Andrew Kramp
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Evaluation of silvicultural treatments and biomass use for reducing fire hazard in western states (Please note : The FTE tool referenced in this publication is no longer available.)
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-634. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 29 pages
Author(s) Skog, Kenneth E.; Barbour, R. James; Abt, Karen L.; Bilek, E.M. (Ted); Burch, Frank; Fight, Roger D.; Hugget, Robert J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Shepperd, Wayne D.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: LamLum : a tool for evaluating the financial feasibility of laminated lumber plants
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-165. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 33 pages
Author(s) Bilek, E.M. (Ted); Hunt, John F.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in Western States
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-149. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 17 p.
Author(s) USDA Forest Service, ; Rummer, Bob; Prestemon, Jeff; May, Dennis; Miles, Pat; Vissage, John; McRoberts, Ron; Liknes, Greg; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Ferguson, Dennis; Elliot, William; Miller, Sue; Reutebuch, Steve; Barbour, Jamie; Fried, Jeremy; Stokes, Bryce; Bilek, Edward; Skog, Ken
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: A Strategic Assessment of Forest Biomass and Fuel Reduction Treatments in Western States
Source: RMRS-GTR-149
Author(s) Bob Rummer, Jeff Prestemon,Dennis May, Pat Miles, John Vissage, Ron McRoberts, Greg Liknes,Wayne D. Shepperd, Dennis Ferguson, William Elliot, Sue Miller,Steve Reutebuch, Jamie Barbour, Jeremy Fried,Bryce Stokes,Edward Bilek, Ken Skog
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fuel to burn : economics of converting forest thinnings to energyusing BioMax in southern Oregon
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-157. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 27 p.
Author(s) Bilek, E.M. (Ted); Skog, Kenneth E.; Fried, Jeremy; Christensen, Glenn
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: Log sort yard economics, planning, and feasibility
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-146. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 31 p.
Author(s) Dramm, John Rusty; Govett, Robert; Bilek, Ted; Jackson, Gerry L.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1983
 
Title: DEP : a computer program for evaluating lumber drying costs and investments
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-37. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 20 p.
Author(s) Holmes, Stewart; Harpole, George B.; Bilek, Edward
Year: 1983   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1982
 
Title: A Wood and Bark Fuel Economics Computer Program (FEP)
Source: FPL-RP-415, September 1982; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Harpole, George B.; Ince, Peter J.; Tschernitz, John L.; Bilek, Edward
Year: 1982   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2014
Forest Service scientists Alan Rudie (left) and Richard Reiner stand with cellulose nanocrystals manufactured at the Forest Products Laboratory. Steve Schmieding, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 578
Cellulose Nano-enabled Products: Applications and Volume Estimates

Cellulose nanomaterials are the next big (albeit, small) thing in wood. They can be combined in numerous ways to change the way many products work. This research identified potential end product markets and provided estimates of the potential demand ...

 
Publication Year: 2013
Installation of a cross-laminated timber panel for Promega building in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Steve Schmieding, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 439
Wood Construction Goes Beyond Its Traditional Roots

As interest in sustainable building options continues to grow. Wood construction is going beyond its traditional roots in housing and expanding into mid-rise, high-rise, and non-residential applications. To support this trend, a new U.S. guide for th ...

 
Publication Year: 2011
The process elements for the biomass gasification concept that are incorporated into the spreadsheet model. Edward M. (Ted) Bilek, Forest Service
Highlight ID: 303
Engineering and Economic Modeling of Biofuels Production

FPL researchers developed a flexible and customizable computer model that allows users to do a preliminary evaluation of the feasibility of incorporating a biomass gasification plant into an existing pulp mill. The user can model the biomass gas pro ...

Research Projects serving in the role of Principal Investigator
 
Project NameStart DateEnd Date
 
Evaluation of the economic viability of new technologies for converting wood and fiber into new or improved paper and wood products

Total affiliated publications: 8
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