Julian Banzon - Filipino Chemist: 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
Dr. Banzon has done a great deal of work on local materials especially coconut as
the renewable source of chemicals and fuels. His work on the production of ethyl
esters from sugarcane and coconut is the first study on fuels from these crops. He also
devised some novel processes noteworthy among these is the extraction of residual
coconut oil by chemical, rather than by physical processes
For these and many more significant scientific works, Dr. Banzon has been
accorded honors and citations notably: Distinguished Service Award, Integrated
Chemist of the Philippines, Inc. (1980), Chemist of the Year Award, Professional
Regulation Commission (1978) and the PHILSUGIN Award for research, Crop
Society of the Philippines, 1976.
Filipino Chemist - Francisco Santos: Filipino agricultural chemist, Doctor Francisco
Santos studied the nutritive values and chemical composition of local foods from the
Philippines. His data was used to help detect and solve problems with Filipino diets.
Francisco Santos - Degrees:
• A.B., University of the Philippines, 1914
• M.S., University of the Philippines, 1919
• Ph. D. Agricultural Chemistry, Yale University, 1922
Francisco Santos - Awards: Doctor Francisco Santos was recipient of a number of