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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Relaxed lying cow in the dairy barn (Photo: ATB)

Im Projekt InnoRind entwickelt das ATB im Verbund innovative Ansätze für die Rinderhaltung von morgen.


Im Projekt DiReBio entstanden, bieten die Podcasts zu bioökonomischen Forschungsansätzen und Geschäftsmodellen Inspiration und Unterhaltung ...


Nahezu alle schattigen Fensterecken an den Gebäuden werden zum Nisten genutzt. (Foto: Foltan/ATB)

Wir am ATB lieben unsere Schwalben. Hierfür wurde das Institut vom NABU Brandenburg als schwalbenfreundlicher Ort ausgezeichnet. Friedrich Burmeister,…

Milchkühe auf konventionellem Spaltenboden (Foto: ATB)

Weniger Emissionen aus der Nutztierhaltung: Das ist das Ziel des Verbundvorhabens Emissionsminderung Nutztierhaltung – kurz EmiMin! Wie das gehen…


The INSECTA 2021 International Conference will take place on 8 and 9 September 2021 in Magdeburg Germany as hybrid event. It aims to give an overview…

Die Akteure der heutigen Eröffnung vor dem GO-GRASS-Banner (von links): Dr. Simone Leinkauf (ProWissen), Dr. Sonja Germer (ATB), Min Dr. Manja Schüle (MEFK), OB Mike Schubert (LH Potsdam), Prof. Dr. Annette Prochnow (ATB) (Foto: proWissen Potsdam e.V.)

Im Beisein von Brandenburgs Wissenschaftsministerin Dr. Manja Schüle und Potsdams Oberbürgermeister Mike Schubert wurde heute eine Bauzaun-Ausstellung…

Piling up moist woodchips on a test platform and internal ventilation channels (Photo: Lühr/ATB)

Controlled cold air ventilation not only enables the drying of woodchips stored in piles to moisture contents of less than 15 percent within four…


Whether it is apples, crackers or herbs – the drying and processing of organic products requires sophisticated technologies. How can the processing of…


The Leibniz Research Alliance "INFECTIONS in an Urbanising World - Humans, Animals, Environments" has started to work. Over the next four years,…


SMART4ALL launches the 2nd open call for transnational knowledge transfer. In particular, initiatives to develop smart applications that facilitate…

Lying cow panting under heat stress (Photo: Hoffmann/ATB)

At the launch of the project for individualised and breeding-based heat stress prevention by means of digitalisation in dairy cow husbandry, the…

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The just published FAO discussion paper "Accounting livestock water productivity: How and why?" presents the results of a review of livestock water…



ATB freut sich, vorstellen zu dürfen: Dr. Marwa Shuma - ATB's 'Lady of the Flies', wie sie sich selbst auf ihrem Twitter-Account nennt ...


Die Landwirtschaft von morgen nachhaltig gestalten? ATB-Doktorand Tjark Schütte wird als Experte für den Bereich Automatisierung und Robotik im…


The INSECTA 2021 International Conferenceaims to give an overview of state-of-the-art technology of insects for food, feed and non-food application.…

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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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