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.

Our profile


30 years ATB - Reception as part of the festive event at the CIRCLE (Photo: ATB)

At a ceremony under the motto "Learning from the past means gaining the future" to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Leibniz…

Participants of the INSECTA2022 conference in Gießen (Photo: Désirée Schulz/Fraunhofer IME)

The INSECTA conference proved to be a complete success also in 2022. It was held from September 14 to 16, 2022 at the Justus Liebig University…

Bjarne Weigelt with Dr. Anja Hansen, his supervisor in the context of Leibniz Innovation Farm (Photo: ATB)

Learning for life after graduating from high school? Bjarne Weigelt did it. He spent 12 months at the ATB as part of a 'Voluntary Social Year in…

Diskussionsrunde zum Thema Digitalisierung in der Landwirtschaft. Von links: Kathleen Bischoff (ATB), Detlef May (LVAT), MdB Domscheit-Berg, Thomas Ilte (ATB). Foto: Judith Wachinger/ATB

Am 2. August war MdB Anke Domscheit-Berg, Die Linke, gemeinsam mit Mitarbeiter*innen im Rahmen eines Informationsbesuchs zu Gast in Groß Kreutz. Am…

ATB scientist Manuela Zude-Sasse in the rbb studio, August 3, 2022

The increase in global radiation, high temperatures and water shortages as a result of climate change are causing enormous stress for fruit trees as…


Sometimes doing nothing is even worse. Our planet earth is facing numerous and huge man-maid problems, such climate change, global biodiversity loss…

Illustration: Regina Kehn

9. Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften am Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. Materialien der Zukunft entwickeln. Ernährung im Alter…

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Are you familiar with the German Beer Purity Law? And did you know that Martin Luther was a great beer lover and therefore particularly admired one…



ATB und BMEL laden gemeinsam ein zum "1. Symposium Mikrobiomforschung" am ATB. Die Mikrobiomforschung stellt die Basis zum Verständnis von…


How can Artifial Intelligence tackle planetary challenges and how can we realize a sustainable society?


The Future of Agricultural Engineering - European agriculture faces major challenges such as climate crisis, decreasing biodiversity and supply chain…

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Research programs

Precision farming in crop and livestock production

The program is dedicated to site-adapted, sustainable intensification in the area of primary agricultural production up to and including product harvesting.

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Quality and safety of food and feed

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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Material and energetic use of biomass

The aim is to develop efficient technology and processes for the provision of biogenic recyclable materials and energy sources from agriculture for a sustainable, biobased recycling economy.

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