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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Research program „Material and energetic use of biomass“

The research program „Material and energetic use of biomass“ aims to develop efficient techniques and processes for providing valuable materials and biogenic fuels from agriculture in order to contribute to a sustainable, bio-based ecomomy of materials and energy. 

Fiber crops and short rotation coppices (SRC) are processed mechanically into innovative products and fuels. By using thermal and biotechnological conversion processes, sugar- and starch-containing plants and their residues provide lactic acidbiochar and biogas. Research targets also a better understanding and control of the specific metabolic activity of the microorganisms involved. 

In order to increase the added value based on the extensive use of biogenic raw materials and wastes, we develop bio-refinery and cascade concepts in collaboration with industry partners.

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Program events

Nov 20-21, 2018: Joint Workshop of EU-Projects on Bioenergy in Brussels

Innovative lignocellulosic biomass cropping schemes and supply chaines are the topics of this...

May 14-16, 2019: Hydrothermal carbonization as a building block for a sustainable bioeconomy

The 2nd International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonization will be held in Berlin, Germany, as a...

Program news

LinoKas Kick-Off Meeting am ATB

25. Jan. 2018: Am 11.01.2018 fand im ATB das Kick-Off Meeting zum Verbundvorhaben „LinoKas – Öllein...

INRA visiting ATB

Aug 29, 2017: Leading scientists from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research...


Schnittholz: Neue Energie aus dem Obst- und Weinbau

14. Juli 2016: Diese Wertschöpfungskette macht Sinn – das ist das Ergebnis des jetzt auslaufenden...

Young ATB scientist meets Nobel laureates in Lindau

June 26, 2015: Benjamin Wirth, PhD student at the ATB, is among the 650 young scientists worldwide...

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