Monday, August 07, 2006

Another Breakthrough

A team of Korean scientists has created a new substance that can convert inexpensive intermediate crude oil to valuable gasoline in a very efficient fashion.

 The team, led by Prof. Ryoo Ryong at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, yesterday said they had generated a new-type of zeolite that can be a petrochemical catalyst dozens of times more effective than today’s norm. 

The scientific findings will be printed as a cover story of the next edition of the illustrious Nature Materials, the monthly that features the feat today, in advance on its Web site (

Another breakthrough by Korean scientists published in Nature. That sounds familiar...


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