Note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak CNPEM has been reviewing its schedule of submissions and use of open-access facilities.

LNBR benefits society in a direct way, by leveraging investment made in its research facilities. Access to LNBR advanced instrumentation can enhance scientific and technological developments carried out by external users from academia and industry. Each facility has its own schedule for project submission and execution.

Pilot Plant

End-to-end process design, integration and evaluation with automated control and pretreatment capabilities for different types of biomass.

DNA Sequencing

State-of-art instrumentation for quantitative analysis of genomes and transcriptomes of a variety of biological systems.


Mass spectrometry-based analysis of various classes of small molecules and metabolites for different biological systems.


Wide range of instrumentation for biophysical and biochemical characterization of proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, and their interactions.


Automated bioreactors of a wide range of scales for yeasts, fungi and bacteria. It is certified to operate with genetically modified organisms.

Physicochemical Processes

Multipurpose equipment to evaluate catalytic processes involving solvents, acids and alkali.

Virtual Sugarcane Biorefinery

Optimization of biorefinery processes from sugar cane feedstocks to support technology developments.