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Dr. Vita Tilvikienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-5746-5077
Mob. +370 620 84643
E-mail: vita.tilvikiene@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai dist., Lithuania


2007–2011 PhD studies, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

2005–2007 Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2001–2005 Bachelor‘s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agriculture.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2011 Doctor in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, disseration title “Management of tall fescue, cocksfoot and reed canary grass swards for biogas, biomass quality and energy value”.

Professional experience

Since 2021 Chief Researcher, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Since January 2021 Deputy Director for Research, LAMMC.

2019–2020 Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University.

2017–2018 Associate Professor, Aleksandras Stulginskis University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2017–2020 Head of Agrobiolgy Laboratory, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

From 2017 Lecturer, Aleksandras Stulginskis University.

2016–2021 Senior Researcher, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

2014–2016 Researcher, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

2011–2014 Junior Researcher, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

2011–2020 Scientific Secretary, LAMMC.

2010–2014 Scientific Secretary, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

2009–2010 Administration Assistant, Lithuanian Institute Agriculture.

2007–2009 Export Manager, UAB “Plungės prekyba”.

In-service training

  • May 17 – June 1, 2018 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), research internship “Multifunctional analysis of research data and application of NIR spectrometry in soil and biomass quality assessment”.

  • February 23 – March 29, 2018 “Quality of studies: identity of student and lecturer, innovations of educational technologies, didactic communication, conflicts, quality strategies”.

  • October  21–25, 2013 National courses “Programming and statistics with R programme”, Lithuania, certificate received.
  • April 1–May 7, 2011 Research fellowship  Aarhus university (Denmark). Research work on energy crops.
  • March  2–6, 2009 International courses “Renewable energy technology”, Lithuania.
  • March 3–7, 2008 International courses “Energy crops and biogas production”, Estonia.
  • February 11–12, 2008 International courses “Methodology of research”, Latvia.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Since 2020 Member of Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops.
  • Since 2020 Member of EIP-AGRI focus group “Sustainable Industrial Crops in Europe”.
  • Since 2019 Member of the working group “Sustainable Agriculture” of the EU technological platform “Plants for the future”.
  • Since 2019 Member of the European Plant Science Organization, EPSO.

Participation in programmes and projects

International projects

  • 2019–2022 INTERREG South Baltic program, project “BAPR – Baltic Phytoremediation – BAPR”, implementer.

  • 2017–2020 HORIZON 2020 project “A thematic network to design the penetration path of non-food agricultural crops into European agriculture” (PANACEA), coordinator at LAMMC.
  • 2016–2017 Swedish institute – Seed funding Project “Balancing bioenergy and ecosystems services in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR)”, participant.
  • 2015–2018 Joint SNS-NKJ Project „Effects of bioenergy production from forests and agriculture on ecosystem services in Nordic and Baltic landscapes“, participant.
  • 2013–2016 Intelligent Energy Europe Project “Optimizing pathways and market systems for enhanced competitiveness of sustainable bioenergy and technologies in Europe”, participant.
  • 2010–2013 Baltic Sea Region Project “Baltic forum for innovation technologies for sustainable manure management”, participant.
  • 2009–2012 Intelligent Energy Europe Project “Promoting the uptake of gaseous vehicle fuels, biogas and natural gas in Europe“, participant.
  • 2009–2012 Baltic Sea Region Project “The Baltic Sea region bioenergy promotion project”, participant.

National projects

  • 2020–2021 National Science Program “Sustainability of agro-, forest- and aquatic ecosystems, project “Management of greenhouse gas emissions by changing nitrogen flows in the agro-system”, leader.

  • 2020–2022 Project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania “Evaluation and preparation of fibre hemp products as organic carbon accumulators in long-term products and soil for their application according to IPCC methodology in GHG inventory”, leader at LAMMC.

  • 2020 Project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania “Production of alternative biomass sources (including alternative protein production sources and technologies) in primary agriculture: technological solutions, their use for bio-economy development purposes – energy, feed, food”, leader.

  • 2020–2022 Project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania “Evaluation of efficiency and viability of different agricultural technologies from the economic, energy and environmental point of view”, leader.

  • 2017–2019 Rural development program 2014–2020 “The use of digestate for the fertilization of agricultural crops”, leader.
  • 2017–2019 Rural development program 2014–2020 “The inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in crop production”, leader.
  • 2014–2016 National project financed by Lithuanian Science Board „Evaluation of biomass chemical composition and convention of Artemisia dubia”.
  • 2013–2015 Rural development program 2007–2013 „Cereals and other resources use for sustainable agricultural farming system“, leader from 2014.
  • 2013–2015 Rural development program 2007–2013 „Innovative cup plant growing technologies enriching local protein feed and biological soil nitrogen”, leader from 2014.
  • 2013–2016 European structural funds “Scientific validation of C3 and C4 herbaceous plants’ multi-functionality for innovative technologies: phyto-raw materials‘ bio-products‘ environmental effects”, participant.
  • 2008–2010 National project financed by Lithuanian Science Board “Plant biomass energy value enhancement by biotechnology methods”.

Other activity

  • Since 2014 Member of Scientific board of Lithuanian Biomass Association.
  • 2013 Member of the organizing committee of international conference “Baltic Agronomy Forum”.
  • Co-compiler of the book “Scientific methodologies for innovative agricultural and forestry research”.
  • Co-author of informational publications of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Since 2012 a member of European Society of Agronomy.
  • Since 2011 a member of Nordic Association of Agricultural Sciences.

Supervision of PhD studies

  • 2020–2024 Scientific Supervisor of the PhD student Aušra Bakšinskaitė scientific work “The effective use of organic and organic-mineral fertilizers for the improvement of crop and soil quality and reduction GHG emissions”.
  • 2020–2024 Scientific Supervisor of the PhD student Urtė Stulpinaitė scientific work “The influence of growing hemp on soil quality and effective utilization of their straw”.
  • 2019–2023 Scientific Supervisor of the PhD student Muhammad Ayaz scientific work “The influence of biochar on Cambisol quality and mitigation of GHG emissions”.
  • 2018–2022 Scientific Supervisor of the PhD student Renaldas Ruzgas scientific work “The impact of crop management on the qualitative and quantitative values of phytocannabinoids and other constituents of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)”.
  • 2018–2022 Scientific Supervisor of the PhD student Modupe Olufemi Doyeni scientific work “The influence of digestate fertilization on the biomass productivity and quality of energy crops and on the composition of soil microorganizms”.


  • 2019 Recipient of the Certificate of Merit awarded by the Minister of Energy for professional achievements in conducting biomass chemical composition, thermochemical conversion and other important applied research.

  • 2017 Lithuanian Academy of Sciences selected the application “The use of herbaceous energy crops for bioenergy potential and soil quality improvement” as candidate for World Federation of Scientists National Scholarship.
  • 2016 Lithuanian Academy of Sciences awarded the one year scholarship for the scientific work of young researchers “The formation, quality and sustainability of herbaceous energy crops in northern climate zone of middle latitudes”.
  • 2013 Lithuanian Academy of Sciences awarded the prize for the scientific work “The productivity, biomass quality and energy value of traditional and alternative energy crops”.
  • 2012 was awarded for the scientific presentation at the conference “Young scientists – agricultural progress”, organized by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Ayaz M., Feizienė D., Tilvikienė V., Feiza V., Baltrėnaitė-Gedienė E., Sana U. 2023. Biochar with inorganic nitrogen fertilizer reduces direct greenhouse gas emission flux from soil. Plants, 12 (5): 1002. IF – 4,5
  2. Doyeni M. O., Suproniene S., Barcauskaite K., Tilvikiene V. 2023. Animal manure digestate fertilization effect on the soil microbial activity and crop productivity in the northern part of temperate climate conditions-Lithuania. Geoderma Regional, 34: e00699. IF – 4,1
  3. Doyeni M. O., Barcauskaite K., Buneviciene K., Venslauskas K., Navickas K., Rubezius M., Baksinskaite A., Suproniene S., Tilvikiene V. 2023. Nitrogen flow in livestock waste system towards an efficient circular economy in agriculture. Waste Management and Research: The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy, 41 (3): 701–712IF – 3,9
  4. Stulpinaite U., Tilvikiene V., Zvicevicius E. 2023. Co-pelletization of hemp residues and agricultural biomass: effect on pellet quality and stability. Energies, 16 (16): 5900. IF – 3,2
  5. Barčauskaitė K., Bakšinskaitė A., Szumny A., Tilvikienė V. 2022. Variation of secondary metabolites in Cannabis sativa L. inflorescences under applied agrotechnological measures. Industrial Crops and Products, 188, Part A: 115570. IF – 5,9
  6. Žydelis R., Herbst M., Weihermüller L., Ruzgas R., Volungevičius J., Barčauskaitė K., Tilvikienė V. 2022. Yield potential and factor influencing yield gap in industrial hemp cultivation under nemoral climate conditions. European Journal of Agronomy, 139: 126576. IF – 5,2
  7. Suproniene S., Doyeni M. O., Viti C., Tilvikiene V., Pini F. 2022. Characterization of the soil prokaryotic community with respect to time and fertilization with animal waste-based digestate in a humid continental climate. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10: 852241. IF – 4,6
  8. Ayaz M., Feizienė D., Feiza V., Tilvikienė V., Baltrėnaitė-Gedienė E., Khan A. 2022. The impact of swine manure biochar on the physical properties and microbial activity of loamy soils. Plants, 11 (13): 1729. IF – 4,5
  9. Venslauskas K., Navickas K., Rubežius M., Tilvikienė V., Supronienė S., Doyeni M. O., Barčauskaitė K., Bakšinskaitė A., Bunevičienė K. 2022. Environmental impact assessment of sustainable pig farm via management of nutrient and co-product flows in the farm. Agronomy12 (4): 760. IF – 3,7
  10. Ayaz M., Stulpinaite U., Feiziene D., Tilvikiene V., Akthar K., Baltrėnaite-Gediene E., Striugas N., Rehmani U., Alam S., Iqbal R.,Toleikiene M., Doyeni M. 2022. Pig manure digestate-derived biochar for soil management and crop cultivation in heavy metals contaminated soil. Soil Use and Management, 38 (2): 1307–1321. IF – 3,8
  11. Barčauskaitė K., Žydelis R., Ruzgas R., Bakšinskaitė A., Tilvikienė V. 2022. The seeds of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) a source of minerals and biologically active compounds. Journal of Natural Fibers, 19 (16): 13025–13039. IF – 3,5
  12. Bakšinskaitė A., Tilvikiene V., Doyeni M. O. 2022. Biomass yield and biofiber properties of select industrial fiber crops in Lithuania. Agronomy Journal, 114 (6): 3129–3140. IF – 2,1
  13. Čalkaitė I., Kundrotaitė A., Tilvikienė V., Barčauskaitė K. 2022. The effect of sowing rate on the bioaccumulation of biologically active compounds and their radical scavenging activity in Cannabis sativa L. Chemija, 33 (4): 190–200. IF – 0,8
  14. Černiauskienė Ž., Raila A. J., Zvicevičius E., Tilvikienė V., Jankauskienė Z. 2021. Comparative research of thermochemical conversion properties of coarse-energy crops. Energies, 14 (19): 6380. IF – 3,252
  15. Buneviciene K., Drapanauskaite D., Mazeika R., Tilvikiene V., Baltrusaitis J. 2021. Granulated biofuel ash as a sustainable source of plant nutrients. Waste Management and Research, 39 (6): 806–817. IF – 4,432
  16. Doyeni M. O., Stulpinaite U., Baksinskaite A., Suproniene S., Tilvikiene V. 2021. The effectiveness of digestate use for fertilization in agricultural cropping system. Plants, 10 (8): 1734. IF – 4,658
  17. Doyeni M. O., Baksinskaite A., Suproniene S., Tilvikiene V. 2021. Effect of animal waste based digestate fertilization on soil microbial activities, greenhouse gas emissions and spring wheat productivity in loam and sandy loam soil. Agronomy, 11 (7): 1281. IF – 3,949
  18. Doyeni M. O., Stulpinaite U., Baksinskaite A., Suproniene S., Tilvikiene V. 2021. Greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural cultivated soils using animal waste-based digestates for crop fertilization. Journal of Agricultural Science, 159 (1–2): 26–30. IF – 2,603

  19. Ayaz M., Feizienė D., Tilvikienė V., Akhtar K., Stulpinaitė U., Iqbal R. 2021. Biochar role in the sustainability of agriculture and environment. Sustainability, 13 (3): 1330. IF – 3,889
  20. Bunevičienė K., Drapanauskaitė D., Mažeika R., Tilvikienė V. 2021. Biofuel ash granules as a source of soil and plant nutrients. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 108 (1): 19–26. 1,281
  21. Tilvikiene V., Venslauskas K., Povilaitis V., Navickas K., Zuperka V., Kadziuliene Z. 2020. The effect of digestate and mineral fertilisation of cocksfoot grass on greenhouse gas emissions in a cocksfoot-based biogas production system. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 10: 13. IF – 2,811
  22. Tilvikiene V., Kadžiuliene Ž., Liaudanskiene I., Zvicevicius E., Cerniauskiene Z., Cipliene A., Raila A.J., Baltrusaitis J. 2020. The quality and energy potential of introduced energy crops in Northern part of temperate climate zone. Renewable Energy, 151: 887–895. IF – 8,001
  23. Zvicevičius E., Raila A., Čiplienė A., Černiauskienė Ž., Kadžiulienė Ž., Tilvikienė V. 2018. Effects of moisture and pressure on densification process of raw material from Artemisia dubia Wall. Renewable Energy, 119: 185–182. IF – 5,439
  24. Černiauskienė Ž., Raila A. J., Zvicevičius E., Kadžiulienė Ž., Tilvikienė V. 2018. Analysis of Artemisia dubia Wall. growth, preparation for biofuel and thermal conversion properties. Renewable Energy, 118: 468–476. IF – 5,439
  25. Povilaitis V., Lazauskas S., Antanaitis Š., Feizienė D., Feiza V., Tilvikienė V. 2018. Relationship between spring barley productivity and growing management in Lithuania’s lowland. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil and Plant Science, 68 (1): 86–95. IF  0,810

  26. Tilvikienė V., Šlepetienė A., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2018. Effects of 5 years of digestate application on biomass production and quality of cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.). Grass Forage Science, 73 (1): 206–217. IF – 1,814
  27. Kadžiulienė Ž., Tilvikienė V., Liaudanskienė I., Pocienė L.Černiauskienė Ž., Zvicevičius E., Raila A. 2017. Artemisia dubiagrowth, yield and biomass characteristics for combustion. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 104 (2): 99–106. IF – 0,746
  28. Slepetiene A., Staugaitis Z., Tilvikiene V., Slepetys J., Kadziuliene Z. 2017. The effect of mineral fertilizers and biogas digestate used for cocksfoot fertilizition on the soil nitrogen changes. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 26 (4): 2604–2608. IF – 0,673
  29. Tilvikiene V., Kadziuliene Z., Dabkevicius Z., Venslauskas K., Navickas K. 2016. Feasibility of tall fescue, cocksfoot and reed canary grass for anaerobic digestion: Analysis of productivity and energy potential. Industrial Crops and Products, 84: 87–96. IF – 3,181
  30. Povilaitis V., Šlepetienė A., Šlepetys J., Lazauskas S., Tilvikienė V., Amalevičiūtė K., Feizienė D., Feiza V., Liaudanskienė I., Cesevičienė J., Kadžiulienė Ž., Kukujevas A. 2016. The productivity and energy potential of alfalfa, fodder galega and maize plants under the conditions of the nemoral zone. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil and Plant Science66 (3): 259–266. IF – 0,651
  31. Nekrošius A., Navickas K., Venslauskas K., Kadžiulienė Ž., Tilvikenė V. 2014. Assessment of energy biomass potential and greenhouse gas emissions from biogas production from perennial grasses. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 101 (3): 271–278. IF – 0,420
  32. Kadžiulienė Ž., Jasinskas A., Zinkevičius R., Makarevičienė V., Šarūnaitė L., Tilvikienė V., Šlepetys J. 2014. Miscanthus biomass quality composition and methods of feedstock preparation for conversion into synthetic diesel fuel. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 101 (1): 27–34. IF – 0,420
  33. Tilvikienė V., Venslauskas K., Navickas K., Župerka V., Dabkevičius Z., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2012. The biomass and biogas productivity of perennial grasses. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 99 (1): 17–22. IF – 0,567
  34. Kryževičienė A. Kadžiulienė Ž., Šarūnaitė L., Dabkevičius Z., Tilvikienė V., Šlepetys J. 2011. Cultivation of Miscanthus × giganteus for biofuel and its tolerance of Lithuania’s climate plants. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 98 (3): 267–274. IF – 0,327

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Žalpytė G., Levickienė D., Tilvikienė V. 2022. Skirtingų trąšų įtaka pluoštinių kanapių derlingumui ir kokybei. 19-osios jaunųjų mokslininkų konferencijos straipsnių rinkinys „Jaunasis mokslininkas 2022“, VDU ŽŪA, p. 570–574.
  2. Zvicevicius E., Ziura K., Cerniauskiene Z., Tilvikiene V. 2021. Evaluating potential of organic carbon production from fibre hemp biomass. Engineering for Rural Development: Jelgava, 26.-28.05.2021, p. 1325–01330.
  3. Kadžiulienė Ž., Pocienė L., Tilvikienė V. 2017. Reed canary grass and tall fescue for combustion in grassland ecosystems. In Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenarios. Proceedings of the 19th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation /eds. Porqueddu C., Franca A., Lombardi G., Molle G., Peratoner G., Hopkins A. Alghero, Italy, 7–10 May 2017, p. 573–575.
  4. Slepetiene A., Slepetys J., Tilvikiene V., Amaleviciute K., Liaudanskiene I., Ceseviciene J., Kadziuliene Z., Dabkevicius Z., Buliauskaite R. 2016. Evaluation of chemical composition and biogas production from legumes and perennial grasses in anaerobic digestion using Oxitop system. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 25 (5): 1342–1347. 
  5. Staugaitis Ž., Šlepetienė A., Tilvikienė V., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2016. Suminė ir labilioji anglis dirvožemyje tręšiant šunažolę mineralinėmis trąšomis ir biodujų gamybos šalutiniu produktu. Žemės ūkio mokslai, 23 (3): 123–129.
  6. Cerniauskiene Z., Raila A., Zvicevicius E., Kadziuliene Z., Tilvikiene V. 2016. Influence of harvest time of Artemisia Dubia Wall. properties. Engineering for Rural Development, p. 826–831.
  7. Tilvikiene V., Kadziuliene Z., Dabkevicius Z., Šarūnaitė L., Šlepetys J., Pocienė L., Šlepetienė A., Ceseviciene J. 2014. The yield and variation of chemical composition of cocksfoot biomass after five year of digestate application. Grassland Science in Europe, 19: 468–470.
  8. Pocienė L., Šarūnaitė L., Tilvikienė V., Šlepetys J., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2013. The yield and composition of reed canary grass biomass as raw material for combustion. Biologija, 59 (2): 195–200.
  9. Povilaitis V., Tilvikienė V., Lazauskas S., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2010. Javų bioenergetinis potencialas vidurio Lietuvoje. Ekonomika ir vadyba: aktualijos ir perspektyvos, 3 (19): 103–109.
  10. Tilvikienė V., Butkutė B., Dabkevičius Z., Kadžiulienė Ž., Kryževičienė A. 2009. Nendrinių eraičinų ir paprastųjų šunažolių biomasės kaita plaukėjimo bei žydėjimo tarpsniais. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 96 (2): 138–150.
  11. Tilvikienė V. 2009. Antrinių žaliavų, fermentuotų biodujų gamybos procese, panaudojimas paprastųjų šunažolių tręšimui. Doktorantų mokslinės konferencijos straipsnių rinkinys. Jaunimas siekia pažangos – 2009, 70–73.
  12. Tilvikiene V., Kadziuliene Z., Kryzeviciene A., Dabkevicius Z., Lazauskas S. 2008. Biomass of grasses for energy: possibilities and expectations. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 3 (3): 561–562.

Popular press articles

  1. Tilvikienė V., Povilaitis V. 2018. Perdirbto biosubstrato panaudojimas. Mano ūkis.
  2. Tilvikienė V., Pocienė L., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2016. Degazuotas biosubstratas – atliekos ar trąšos?. Mano ūkis.
  3. Tilvikienė V., Pocienė L., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2015. Žemės ūkio augalų biomasė bioenergetikai: potencialas ir plėtros perspektyvos. Ūkininko patarėjas, 20–21.
  4. Lazauskas S., Povilaitis V., Tilvikienė V. 2015. Reikalingi nauji sprendimai naudojant organines trąšas. Ūkininko patarėjas. Spec leid. AgroVizija 2015 10 metų kartu, 75 (birželio 25): 12.
  5. Pocienė L., Tilvikienė V., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2015. Kaip ir kokius aplinkosauginius, ekonominius ir socialinius veiksnius įtakoja bioenergetikos plėtra Europoje? Lietuvos aidas, 145.
  6. Pocienė L., Tilvikienė V., Šarūnaitė L., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2012. Kokius augalus auginsime bioenergijai? Mano ūkis, 12: 18–20.
  7. Lazauskas S., Tilvikienė V., Kuligowski K., Tonderski A., Skorpuski J. 2012. Energijos ir maisto medžiagų šaltinis slypi mėšle. Žemės ūkis, 12: 18–19.
  8. Tilvikienė V., Povilaitis V., Lazauskas S., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2010. Javų bioenergetinis potencialas vidurio Lietuvoje. Mano ūkis, 12: 20–22.
  9. Kadžiulienė Ž., Lazauskas S., Tilvikienė V. 2009. Baltijos jūros regiono šalis vienija bioenergetika. Mano ūkis, 11.
  10. Kadžiulienė Ž., Šarūnaitė L., Tilvikienė V. 2009. Įprasta ir neįprasta žolynų paskirtis. Mano ūkis, 11.
  11. Tilvikienė V., Kadžiulienė Ž., Dabkevičius Z. 2009. Žolių biomasė energetikai: galimybės ir perspektyvos. Mano ūkis, 2: 54–55.
  12. Tilvikienė V., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2008. Biodujų substratas – atliekos ar alternatyvi trąšų rūšis? Ūkininko patarėjas, 145 (2345): 9.