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.

Photo: Manuel Gutjahr

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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Book a scientist - Dr. Katrin Drastig (ATB)

The event "Book a Scientist," offered by the Leibniz Association, provides the opportunity for enthusiasts to engage with experts on specific topics…

Harvesting biomass from paludiculture. New forms of management sought for rewetted peatland sites (Photo: Lühr/ATB)

Brandenburg's Minister of Climate Protection and Agriculture Axel Vogel visited the Möllmer Seewiesen to find out more about the BluMo project, which…


This year’s INSECTA 2023 International Conference on insects for food, feed and non-food application is being held in Magdeburg. It brings together…


Joint meeting to expand and intensify the long-standing cooperation between the Osnabrück University and ATB.


Kick-off meeting of the PhD candidates in the Joint Lab for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.


Prof. Da-Wen Sun visited ATB on August 17, 2023 after many years of cooperation with numerous ATB colleagues.

Übergabe der Förderurkunde

Deutschlandweit werden Moorböden für die landwirtschaftliche Nutzung entwässert - mit weitreichenden Folgen für das Klima, den Wasserhaushalt und die…


Er fährt autonom durch die Strauchbeerenreihen, mäht den Unterwuchs in der Fahrgasse und leitet das Schnittgut Gründüngung direkt zu den Pflanzen -…

New carrier platform for soil mapping in the I4S project (Photo: Tavakoli/ATB)

Things are moving forward in the Intelligence for Soil project: a new carrier platform for soil mapping is currently being equipped with innovative…

Özdemir und Janke halten den Förderbescheid.

Das Erfassen, Modellieren und Beurteilen des Emissionsgeschehens in Nutztierställen soll künftig präziser, kostengünstiger und effizienter möglich…


In 2023 President Keith Tinsey has selected Prof. Barbara Sturm and Markus Demmel (president of VDI-MEG) for this citation. Congratulation!


One of the first tractors on the tractor test track (Sturm, ATB)

In great anticipation, Prof. Barbara Sturm and her colleagues Prof. Cornelia Weltzien and Dr. Sharvari Rautmade their way to Nebraska to attend the…



Agrarforschung im Zusammenspiel von Versuchs- und Praxisbetrieben, Landschaft und Regionen


The ATB will be a guest at the BMEL booth at Agritechnica 2023 from November 12 - 18, 2023.


ATB is hosting the PhD-Day once more on December 6, 2023, which is a great chance for PhD-Students to converse with others regarding their thesis and…

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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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Individualized 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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