Filipino chemist, Julian Banzon researched methods of producing alternative fuels. Julian Banzon experimented with the production of ethyl esters fuels from sugarcane and coconut, and invented a means of extracting residual coconut oil by a chemical process rather than a physical process.


Julian Banzon - Degrees:

BS in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines - 1930

Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from Iowa State University - 1940

Julian Banzon - Awards:

1980: Distinguished Service Award - Integrated Chemist of the Philippines, Inc.

1978: Chemist of the Year Award - Professional Regulation Commission

1976: Philsugin Award - Crop Society of the Philippines
 
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