Digital and climate friendly.

We develop digital technologies for tomorrow's agriculture.

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Research for the bioeconomy.

Using biological resources and natural cycles in agriculture efficiently in a sustainable manner.

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Reconsidering biomass.

We are tapping new raw material sources for the climate-friendly production of food and non-food products.

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Researching for the bioeconomy

Our Vision

A circular, diverse, innovative and sustainable bioeconomy produces healthy food for all, operates on the basis of renewable raw materials and facilitates the realization of One Health for humans, animals and the environment.

Our Mission

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy is a pioneer and a driver of bioeconomy research. 
We create the scientific foundation to transform agricultural, food, industrial and energy systems into a comprehensive bio-based circular economy.
We develop and integrate techniques, processes and management strategies, effectively converging technologies to intelligently crosslink highly diverse bioeconomic production systems and to control them in a knowledge-based, adaptive and largely automated manner.
We conduct research in dialogue with society - knowledge-motivated and application-inspired.

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Investigation of microbial contamination of conveyor belts (Photo: Lietze/ATB)

A new method for cleaning conveyor belts in food production can replace the widely used disinfection chemicals: plasma-treated water is effective…


The One Health approach considers a close link between the health of all liv-ing organisms and aims to bring them into a sustainable balance. However,…

Dr. Tina Kabeiltz und MdB Josef Rief (CDU/CSU)

Im Rahmen des seit 2008 bestehenden Dialogformats „Leibniz im Bundestag“ kamen auch in diesem Jahr wieder Wissenschaftler*innen mit Abgeordneten des…


Aim of the BeonNAT project is to create innovative value chains from tree and shrub species grown in marginal lands as a source of biomass for…


Am 6. Mai 2023 fand zum zehnten Mal der Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften statt und das ATB war auch vor Ort auf dem Campus Griebnitzsee der…


130 days after the 15th World Conference on Nature in Montreal, Canada, the "Leibniz Lunch in the Bundestag" offered a stimulating exchange between…


Fünf Mädchen und vier Jungen ergriffen am 27.4.23 beim diesjährigen Zukunftstag Brandenburg für Mädchen und Jungen die Chance am ATB verschiedene…

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The Leibniz Association with its institutes contributes in a unique way to sustainable solutions on the climate crises in diverse areas. But research…

Asparagus cultivation under plastic film (Photo: Geyer/ATB)

A new process now allows to empty the side pockets of the plastic films commonly used in asparagus cultivation, which are filled with sand or soil,…

Prof Sturm (ATB) giving introduction on digital twin (Photo: Lietze/ATB)

About 60 participants made the sixth Leibniz MMS Days, organized by the Leibniz Network "Mathematical Modeling and Simulation" from April 17 to 19,…

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The LEAP (Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance) Partnership works to improve the environmental performance of livestock supply chains…

DNA extraction from kiwis

13 April 2023: This year, the ATB once again opened its doors to the children of the institute's employees and invited them to "Children's Day". 44…



Im Rahmen der 28. Brandenburger Landpartie öffnet die Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Groß Kreutz am 10. Juni 2023 von 10-17 Uhr ihre Türen für…


The 7th International Symposium on 'Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model-It 2023' is to be…


Am 17.6.2023 findet die Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Berlin und Potsdam statt. Rund 60 Institution präsentieren sich an verschiedenen Standorten…

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Research programs

Diversified crop production

The program area is dedicated to the development of technology and processes for environmentally controlled, highly diversified agroecological production of plant biomass.

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Precision farming in crop and livestock production

Research focusses on technical solutions to improve animal welfare, barn climate and reduce emissions, as well as on the evaluation of animal husbandry systems.

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Healthy foods

Research covers the entire spectrum between primary production and consumption of fresh or minimally processed plant and animal products, including fruit, vegetables, cereals, milk, meat and insects.

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Multifunctional biomaterials

The focus is on the sustainable production of biomass in agriculture, agroforestry systems and paludiculture and the further processing of this biomass into biobased materials.

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Integrated residue management

The program area bundles research activities on biogas and on carbonized biomass such as biochar and humic substances to be fed back into the production cycle.

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