The mission of the National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE) is to contribute to the Brazilian leadership in the renewable energy sources and chemical industry raw material production sectors, mainly by improving the sugarcane bioethanol production chain, through state-of-the-art of research, development and innovation”.

In September 2011, BE-Basic and CTBE signed an agreement for a 4-year cooperation in the fields of ethanol industrial technology, bio refinery technologies and alcohol chemistry, and socio-economic impacts including sustainability. Besides a joint research program, the cooperation also includes educational programs. In the framework of this agreement, two PDEng students (PDEng: Professional Doctorate in Engineering) from TU Delft have done their engineering project at CTBE in 2011/2012.