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.

Our profile


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The Indo-German Science and Technology Center (IGSTC) is funding an Indo-German workshop on "Agricultural Management Practice Effects on Soil- and…


The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) coordinates the European Coordination and Support Action “Digitalisation for…

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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…

Dr. Guy de Capdeville, Embrapa und Prof. Barbara Sturm, Leibniz ATB, mit der Kooperationsvereinbarung (MoU)

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) signed a…

Portrait Fabian Frixen

Fabian Frixen earned the Ludwig Ries Award for his outstanding thesis in the field of labour science in agriculture.


Bioökonomie zum Experimentieren, Anfassen und Anklicken: Im Rahmen des Pilotprojekts BioKiK hat das ATB gemeinsam mit dem IGZ Unterrichtsmaterial und…

Nandita Keshri (Foto: Manuel Gutjahr/ATB)

Yesterday, Nandita Keshri very successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the Agromechatronics Department of the Technical University of Berlin.

Black soldier fly (Photo: paulrommer_123rf)

The sustainable and resilient cultivation of insects for innovative use in feed and food production is the aim of the reKultI4Food project coordinated…

Biomass use on rewetted land (Photo: Carsten Lühr/ATB)

Innovative solutions for the management of rewetted areas are the focus of a project launched beginning of 2022, which aims to advance the…



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


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


The 7th International Symposium on 'Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model IT 2023' is to be…

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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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