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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Online: Video contribution by the EU funded project GO-GRASS to the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020, held in an interactive digital format November…

 Hens on straw bedding (Photo: ATB)

Preferably in a biogas plant! This is the conclusion of a study by Potsdam scientists recently published in the scientific periodical Journal of…

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SustInAfrica is a research project empowering West and North African smallholder farmers and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to facilitate…

Hemp grown under dry conditions 2018 (Photo: Flemming/ATB)

ATB Scientists have assessed water productivity as a measure of water use efficiency for hemp fibre plants. Results from the dry year 2018 indicate…

Breeding of crickets in the incubator (Photo: Schwab/ATB)

In a review article recently published in the scientific journal Waste Management, ATB scientists outline the possibility of using insects to…

Buchcover mit Titel und Bild von einem Sclass

In der aktuellen Publikation „Naturwissenschaftliche Forschung und Historische Gärten“ weisen ATB-Forscher auf bisher ungenutzte Potentiale von…


We invite you to take a virtual video tour to the various applications of optical technologies in ATB research.

Participants of the INFECTIONS plenary meeting in the foyer of the CIRCLE (Photo:ATB)

On October 8 and 9, the partners in the Leibniz research alliance INFECTIONS met for their 11th plenary meeting at ATB in a hybrid event. Research…

Angeregte Diskussion im virtuellen Raum (Foto: ATB)

Abschluss-Online-Konferenz des Projekts Protein Paradoxes" des Leibniz-Forschungsverbunds „Nachhaltige Lebensmittelproduktion und gesunde Ernährung“

Prof. Dr. Barbara Sturm, ATB's new Scientific Director (Photo: ATB)

Starting October 1, 2020, Prof. Dr. habil. Barbara Sturm is the new Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and…

Dr. Manja Schüle, Minister for Science of the State of Brandenburg (Photo: Lietze/ATB)

In the next six years, the state of Brandenburg will provide an additional 25 million Euros from its Future Investment Fund Zukunftsinvestitionsfonds)…

Hanffasern (Foto: Grimm/ATB)

Der Einsatz von Naturdämmstoffen beim Bauen ist sicher, kalkulierbar und nachhaltig. Dies belegen die Ergebnisse eines interdisziplinären…



Nachhaltigere Landwirtschaft dank digitaler Technik ist eines der Themen am 30. November. Die Chancen und Handlungsbedarfe bei der Digitalisierung in…


Welche Aussagen lassen sich mit Hilfe von Drohnen-Luftbildern in der Landwirtschaft treffen? Wann lohnt sich Aufnahmetechnik mit Drohnen in der Praxis…


In einer Online-Lecture der HS Bremen stellt ATB-Experte Dr.-Ing. Joachim Venus Beispiele für die biotechnologische Produktion von biobasierten…

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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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