The Innovation Farm as infrastructure & model farm
At the Innovation Farm, innovative concepts and technologies for a sustainable, circular bioeconomy will be developed and tested in the future by combining agriculture with crop production, animal husbandry and research biorefinery with algae cultivation, insect rearing, natural fiber processing, production of biochemicals and residue management with integrated biogas plant. For this purpose, the innovation farm will be established as a model farm under the project management of the ATB in cooperation with numerous other research institutions. An existing agricultural farm (LVAT e.V.) will be further diversified, digitalized and extended by a research biorefinery.
The model farm offers Leibniz institutions, universities and non-university research institutions an excellent research infrastructure to conduct joint research on inter- and transdisciplinary, topical issues.
Another focus is on the transfer of technology and knowledge to practical farmers as well as the communication of modern, sustainable agriculture and biomass use to consumers.