Information access

The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is the new name for the Brazilian Association of Synchrotron Light Technology (ABTLuS), a social organization recognized by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Decree 2.405 of November 26, 1997. It is responsible for managing the Brazilian Synchrotron Light National Laboratory (LNLS), Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR), and the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano).

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light National Laboratory (LNLS) operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, and is currently constructing Sirius, the new Brazilian fourth-generation accelerator, to analyze a wide variety of organic and inorganic materials; the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) conducts research in areas on the cutting edge of bioscience, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; the Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR) researches biotechnology solutions for sustainable development of advanced biofuels, biochemicals, and biomaterials using biomass and Brazil’s biodiversity; and the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) conducts research on advanced materials with major economic potential for the country.

Legal foundation

This section contains documents related to the CNPEM’s qualifications as a social organization.

Management Contract

Information Access Law

Learn more about the Brazilian Information Access Law (12.527/2011).