Assist. Prof. Nikola Bilandžija, PhD

Assist. Prof. Nikola Bilandžija, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agricultural Engineering
Department of Agricultural Technology, Storage and Transport
Office location: 4 pavilion, ground floor, room number 28
Phone: +385 1 239 3715
Email: nbilandzija ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2009 - 2015: Doctoral thesis
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    The potential of Miscanthus x giganteus species as an energy crop in different technological and environmental conditions
  • 2000 - 2008: Graduate thesis
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Convertive drying of rapeseed hybrid seeds

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - 2021: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant professor
  • 2015 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2009 - 2015: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Asistent

Teaching

Research interests

  • Agricultural biomass and energy crops
  • Energy in agriculture (consumption / potential)
  • Engineering in energy crops cultivatio
  • Engineering in horticultural production

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Održiva proizvodnja bioplina zamjenom kukuruzne silaže poljoprivrednim energetskim kulturama Europski strukturni i investicijski fondovi, Operativni program Konkurentnost i kohezija 2020/12/24 - 2023/12/24 coordinator
Proizvodnja hrane, biokompozita i biogoriva iz žitarica u kružnom biogospodarstvu Europski fond za regionalni razvoj - program Konkurentnost i Kohezija 2014. - 2020 2019/09/18 - 2023/06/01 partner
Zbrinjavanje mulja kroz proizvodnju energetskih kultura Croatian science foundation 2018/11/01 - 2022/10/31 coordinator
Growing Advanced industrial Crops on marginal lands for biorEfineries – GRACE Horizon 2020 2017/06/01 - 2022/06/01 partner
Subsector analyses of Croatian Agriculture World bank, Svjetska banka 2019/09/12 - 2020/06/30 coordinator
Pretvorba ostataka poljoprivredne proizvodnje i energetskih kultura u energiju i proizvode dodane vrijednosti – proizvodnja bioulja i biougljena Croatian science foundation 2014/10/15 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Izgradnja preduvjeta za primjenu viših razina metodologije Međuvladinog tijela o klimatskim promjenama (IPCC-a) u izračunu odliva/emisija stakleničkih plinova u sektoru Korištenja zemljišta, prenamjene zemljišta i šumarstva (LULUCF 3) EKONERG - institut za energetiku i zaštitu okoliša, d.o.o. 2020/06/15 - 2021/06/15 partner
Raspoloživost sirovina u Hrvatskojza proizvodnju biogoriva s fokusom na bioetanol deuge generacije Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2015/03/09 - 2015/03/30 coordinator
Uvođenje trave Miscanthus kao energetske kulture za grijanje plastenika na OPG-u VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2012/11/13 - 2014/11/13 coordinator

development

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Dizajn naprednih biokompozita iz energetski održivih izvora (BIOKOMPOZITI) Europski fond za regionalni razvoj - program Konkurentnost i Kohezija 2014. - 2020 2019/12/20 - 2022/12/20 partner

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Mogućnosti smanjenja emisije ispušnih plinova kod traktorskih motora Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Energetska svojstva posliježetvenih ostataka novih sorata soje - proizvodnja bioplina Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Energetska svojstva posliježetvenih ostataka novih sorata soje Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Iskoristivost ostataka buče kao komponente u proizvodnji bioplina za potrebe obnovljivih izvora energije Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2014/01/01 - 2014/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Bilandžija, N., Fabijanić, G., Sito, S., Grubor, M., Koronc, Z., Čopec, K., Kovačev, I. (2020) Harvest systems of Miscanthus x giganteus biomass: A Review. Journal of Central European Agriculture, 21, 168-175. doi: https://doi.org/10.5513/JCEA01/21.1.2511
  • Zgorelec, Z., Bilandzija, N., Knez, K., Galic, M. Zuzul, S. (2020) Cadmium and Mercury phytostabilization from soil using Miscanthus × giganteus. Scientific Reports, 10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63488-5
  • 5. Bilandžija N., Krička T., Matin A., Leto J., Grubor M. (2018). Effect of Harvest Season on the Fuel Properties of Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby Biomass as Solid Biofuel. Energies, 11 (12). doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123398
  • Bilandzija N., Voca N., Jelcic B., Jurisic V., Matin A., Grubor M., Kricka T. (2018) Evaluation of Croatian agricultural solid biomass energy potential. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93, 225–230. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.05.040
  • Bilandžija, N., Voća, N., Leto, J., Jurišić, V., Grubor, M., Matin, A., Geršić, A., Krička T. (2018) Yield and biomass composition of Miscanthus x giganteus in the mountain area of Croatia. Transactions of FAMENA, 42, 51-60. doi: https://doi.org/10.21278/TOF.42Si105
  • Bilandzija, N., Jurisic, V., Voca, N., Leto, J., Matin, A., Sito, S., Kricka, T. (2017) Combustion properties of Miscanthus x giganteus biomass – Optimization of harvest time. Journal of the Energy Institute, 90, 528 – 533. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2016.05.009

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/319743

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ENn_-WYAAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2021 - : Editorial Board member as Topic Editor of journal "Energies"
  • - : Proceedings of the 47th International Symposium "Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering" (Editor-in-Chief)
  • - : Proceedings of the 46th International Symposium "Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering" (Editor-in-Chief)
  • - 2018: Proceedings of the 46th International Symposium "Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering" (Editor-in-Chief)
  • - : Editorial board member of journal "INMATEH - Agricultural Engineering"

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