Focus Taiwan News Channel:

A research team at Taiwan’s National Defense University has recently been using nano-carbon materials to develop lightbulbs and tubes that are more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than currently available products.

Ger Ming-der, a professor at the university’s Department of Chemical and Material Engineering at Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, said he and his team have received a local patent for their invention.

“We’re seeking more cooperative opportunities with private businesses to improve our invention so that it can be mass produced,” Ger told CNA.

Unlike LED lighting products, the team’s invention boasts nano-carbon materials that can be used to develop a light source in a mercury-free manufacturing process, he noted.