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.
Birthdate: 25 March 1908
Died: 14 September 1988
- B.S. Chemistry - Univeristy of the Philippines 1930
- Ph. D. Biophysical Chemistry Iowa State University 1940