September 11, 2023 / 10:00 a.m. PST – 2:00 p.m. PST / Microsoft Teams

To help ensure the security of rapidly emerging U.S. bioproduction infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a half-day workshop, organized by Sandia National Laboratories and focused on bioenergy production cybersecurity.

Join us for a workshop to identify cybersecurity risks in biofuel and bioproduct production and develop an approach to address cybersecurity challenges. This workshop will raise awareness of the significance of cybersecurity in bioproduction safety, operational continuity, and competitiveness. After brief presentations by panelists with expertise in bioprocessing and cybersecurity, participants will discuss the state of practice in biofuel and bioproduct cybersecurity. Discussions will include special considerations related to securing bio-based processes, helping to identify and define the cybersecurity technologies and research needed for cybersecure bioenergy production.

Join us virtually 10:00 a.m. PST – 2:00 p.m. PST on September 11

What we will cover

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  • Explore the risks and potential consequences to biofuel and bioproduct production that stem from cybersecurity vulnerabilities
  • Discuss the state of practice in biofuel and bioproduct cybersecurity
  • Gather stakeholder input on what research and development is needed to fill capability gaps in cybersecurity for bioenergy facilities
  • Build connections across the bioenergy cybersecurity community

Hosts & organizers

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) supports research, development, and demonstration to enable the sustainable use of domestic biomass and waste resources for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. 

Organized by Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Through our bioscience research foundation and bioenergy program, Sandia has a dynamic biological research mission that addresses important national security challenges.