Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Our mission

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. [more]

Research is organized within three programs reflecting the interdisciplinary nature and the systemic approach of our research: 


Biochemicals from waste wood

Aug 1, 2017: Joint project with ATB participation started. "Acid-based hydrolysis of untreated waste wood recyclates for the production of biochemicals" aims to make use of recycled and old timber for basic chemicals. [more]

Rückblick: Prof. Dr. Herrmann Priebe (1907-1997)

20. Juli 2017: Herrmann Priebe hatte von 1942 bis 1944 die Preußische Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt für Landarbeit in Potsdam-Bornim geleitet. Nach dem Attentat vom 20. Juli 1944 gegen Hitler war Priebe wegen seiner Nähe zur Widerstandsgruppe um...[more]

Recently published: "Special Issue on Biochar as an Option for Sustainable Resource Management"

July 7, 2017: Results of the COST Action "Biochar as option for sustainable resource management (TD1107)" have now been published in a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management. Articles are available open...[more]

Project PERCAL startet

July 5, 2017: PERCAL aims at utilizing the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) for producing intermediate chemical products such as bioethanol, lactic acid, or succinic acid. The project is funded with a budget of 3.4 M€ for 3 years...[more]

Award for young ATB scientist

July 5, 2017: Yusuf Nadi Karatay was honored with the "Best oral student communication" award for his presentation on "Economic potential of site-specific N fertilizer application when N supply is restricted" at the 2017 EFITA-WWCA Congress in...[more]

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Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V.
Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany
Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail atb@atb-potsdam.de