Filipino engineer, entrepreneur, and Greenpeace volunteer Aisa Mijeno presents her invention “Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt) Lamp” during the Technical Evaluation Committee meeting with representatives of the Department of Science and Technology-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) last December 7, 2015 at the TAPI Conference Room, DOST Complex in Taguig. SALt Lamp is an alternative light source which runs on saline solution consisting of only a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt or ocean water that can be used for eight hours a day for six months. The lamp can produce 90 lumens or 2 watts of luminosity through the LED light. It can also be used to charge cell phones in case of emergency. Mijeno’s invention, which attracted attention during the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila, is currently being proposed for TAPI’s Invention-Based Enterprise Development funding assistance program for prototyping and further production. Also shown in photo is Engr. Aisa’s brother and business partner Raphael Mijeno (lower photo). (Text by Romelie Janelle Maranan; Photo by Ceajay N. Valerio, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

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