The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a non-profit private organization under supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC). Located in Campinas, São Paulo, the Center is comprised of four laboratories, worldwide references in their fields, which are open to the scientific and business communities. The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America and is currently assembling Sirius, the new Brazilian electron accelerator. The Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) conducts research in the frontier of Biosciences, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR) is focused on biotechnological solutions for the sustainable development of advanced biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials, using biomass and the Brazilian biodiversity. Finally, the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) conducts scientific research and technologic development into solutions based on nanotechnology. The four Laboratories also have their own research projects and participate in the transversal research agenda coordinated by CNPEM, which articulates scientific facilities and capabilities around strategic themes.
For more information about CNPEM, its Board of Directors, Statute, Regiments and Regulations, see the website (in Portuguese).