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 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).

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).