Transparency information on the Management, Funding and Activities of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source (LNLS) and the National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) are made available below.


The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is part of the National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) with three other national laboratories. The Brazilian National Biosciences Laboratory (LNBio) conducts research in the frontier of Biosciences, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The Brazilian National Laboratory of Bioethanol Science and Technology (CTBE) investigates new technologies for the production of cellulosic ethanol. Finally, the Brazilian National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) conducts research on advanced materials, with great economic potential for the country.

For more information about CNPEM, its Board of Directors, Statute, Regiments and Regulations, see the website (in Portuguese).

Transparency Portal

The Transparency Portal of the Brazilian Federal Government provides information on the use of public funds by the Union with, for example, Non-Profit Entities such as the CNPEM. To access this information, access the Portal, click on “Despesas“, and then on “Informações Mensais – Transferências de Recursos“.

On the next page, select the year of interest in the “Exercício” option and select “Entidades sem Fins Lucrativos” in the box “Favorecido” and click on “Efetuar Consulta”.

On the next page, select the “CENTRO NACIONAL DE PESQUISA EM ENERGIA E MATERIAIS [CNPEM]” option to access all government transfers to the Center.

For quick access to information on the 2016 transfers, click here.

For information concerning the Sirius Project, select the item “13CL” at “Ação Governametal” to acess the transfer of resources to the Sirius Project.

For quick access to information on the 2016 transfers to the Sirius Project, click here.


Demands for Services and Supplies

Demands for services and supplies to New Synchrotron Light Source Sirius are made public in the page DEMANDS FOR SERVICES & SUPPLIES. All buying processes follow the Internal Rules set by the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM).