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

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy as a nationally and internationally acting institute is researching at the interface of biological and technical systems. 
Our research is aimed at sustainable intensification. We analyze, model and evaluate bio-economic production systems. We develop and integrate new technologies and management strategies for a knowledge-based, site-specific production of biomass, and its use for food, as biobased materials and fuels - from basic research to application. 
Thus we are contributing to food security, animal welfare, the holistic use of biomass, and to protect the climate and environment.

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Blauer Himmel mit Wolken (Foto: Foltan/ATB)

Der Weltklimarat (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC) hat soeben angekündigt, dass eine fristgerechte Fertigstellung des Berichts der…

High nitrogen use efficiency: Pasturing of ruminants (Photo: Foltan/ATB)

In an article recently published in the renowned journal Global Food Security, an international team of authors including ATB scientist Barbara Amon…

Nazia Yasmin mit Dr. Philipp Grundmann, der die Promotion fachlich begleitet hat.

Nazia Yasmin has just successfully defended her dissertation on "Insights into the Adoption and Transition towards Alternative Fuels for Cooking: The…

Feinstaubwolke bei der Ausbringung von Hühnerkot (Foto: Stollberg/ATB)

Erstmals hat ein Wissenschaftler*innen-Team im Rahmen des Projekts SOARiAL untersucht, inwieweit Feinstaub eine Quelle für die Ausbreitung pathogener…

Wildpflanzenmischung für die Biogaserzeugung (Foto: Heiermann/ATB)

Es gibt interessante Alternativen für Mais als Energiepflanze. Das ATB hat sich in einigen Forschungsprojekten der Erweiterung des Artenspektrums im…

Wholesale market for fruit and vegetables (Photo: Burdack/ATB)

The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of food security in times of crisis. In a recent article published in the journal 'Current…

On behalf of all ATB colleagues* who are committed to the reconciliation of work and family at ATB: Dr. Karin Hassenberg (Works Council ATB), Dr. Ulrike Praeger (Project Management buf at ATB), Simone Kuhnt (Human Resources) with the certificate (Photo: Lietze/ATB)

Today, June 15, 2020, the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy was honored with the certificate for the audit berufundfamilie…

Dr. Janina Bolling und Dr. Manuela Zude-Sasse beim Vor-Ort-Termin im ATB-"Fieldlab for digital agriculture" in Marquardt (Copyright: havelcom)

Das ZIM-Netzwerk „AgriPhotonik – Wissensbasierte, standortangepasste und nachhaltige Pflanzenproduktion mittels optischer Verfahren“ ist vor Kurzem…

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Weltzien am Steuer eines ATB-Versuchstraktors (Photo: Manuel Gutjahr/ATB)

Roboter, sagt ATB-Wissenschaftlerin Prof. Cornelia Weltzien dazu im Magazin brand eins, seien derzeit eines der heißesten Themen in der…


We take you on a video tour through our pilot plant on biobased chemicals. Join Dr.-Ing. Joachim Venus, Head of the Working group Bioconversion in the…


Food packaging made of bio-based raw materials, insulation materials made of natural fibres as well as insect snacks: Brandenburg offers a broad…

IPCC Meeting 2019 Kyoto, Japan

Scientific meetings should be organised in the spirit of responsible consumption and production, including the prioritisation of plant-based meals to…



In der Vortragsreihe "Potsdamer Köpfe" stellt ATB-Wissenschaftler Dr. Joachim Venus vor, wie sich mithilfe biotechnologischer Methoden aus…


"Unkräuter bekämpfen, Glyphosat vermeiden, Pilzbefall erkennen" ist das Motto eines Stammtischs, zu dem ATB gemeinsam mit dem Bauernverband…


Wie kann der Übergang zu einer biobasierten Wirtschaft gelingen? Diese Frage diskutieren Prof. Dr. Annette Prochnow - ATB, Prof Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard…

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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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