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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A video of the EIP project pH-BB illustrates: A site-adapted lime management improves soil fertility, saves resources and increases yield potentials.


Smart forest cities, black soldier flies and strategies against climate change in the waiting room-TV: The Bioeconomy Camp on September 30 and October…

Channels are used for water distribution (Photo: Libra)

The report on “Integrated Water Resource Management in the Zayandeh Rud River” outlines the participatory process and the resulting strategies with…


On September 7 and 8, the 6th INSECTA® International Conference, an international platform for the use of insects, took place. This year PPM Magdeburg…

Dr. Carsten Lühr erläutert Nutzungsoptionen für Moorbiomasse (Foto: Pecenka/ATB)

Brandenburgs Minister für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und Klimaschutz Axel Vogel besuchte heute das Rhinluch bei Kremmen, um sich über eine klimaangepasste…

Drone with camera over a wheat field at ATB's Fieldlab for Digital Agriculture in Marquardt (Photo: Schirrmann/ATB)

Artificial intelligence (AI) will in future enable drones to provide precise information on the occurrence of weeds in cereal crops and pinpoint where…

Screenshot zur Serie (rbb)

Unbedingt anschauen: Serie des rbb zur Zukunft der Brandenburger Moore. In Teil 3 zeigt ATB-Wissenschaftler Dr. Ralf Pecenka, was man in Zukunft alles…

Click on the picture: ATB from above (Copyright: André Stiebitz)

We invite you to an interactive exploration tour around the ATB campus!

Razieh Salamat im Trocknungstechnikum (Foto: Gutjahr)

ATB-Wissenschaftlerin Razieh Salamat hat sehr erfolgreich ihre Doktorarbeit mit dem Titel „Studying and modelling of mushroom precooling in…

Dr. David Janke erläutert die Messmethodik im Windkanal (Foto: ATB)

Auf seiner Sommertour zu ausgewählten Stationen im Land Brandenburg informierte sich MdL Thomas von Gizycki, haushalts- und finanzpolitischer Sprecher…

Jana Käthner beim Interview zum Podcast (Foto: Schwab/ATB)

Im Podcast 'Fruchtfolgen' von rbb und Querfeldein geht es dieses Mal auch um solarbetriebene, autonome Mähroboter ...

Dr. Marwa Shumo (Photo: private)

Dr Marwa Shumo is researching on insects as an alternative resource for food and feed. The scientist from Oman has been working as a postdoc at the…



Expert*innen des Innovationsnetzwerks FruitAdapt treffen sich am ATB, um innovativen Technologien zur optimalen Anpassung des Obstbaus an den…


Gemeinsam mit Vordenker*innen aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft diskutieren junge Forschende über Zukunftsthemen und bringen visionäre…


"Working under one D-A-CH: The farmer in 4.0 mode". This is the motto of the meeting to which ATB and the Expert Committee on Work Science in…

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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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