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.
CNPEM is a non-profit private research and development institution (R&D) under contract with and funded mainly by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations, and Communications (MCTIC).
For more information about CNPEM, see the website.