Science: Hydrogenating Oil

For several years, Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey and I. G. Farbenindustrie, German chemical "trust," have been developing hydrogenation, a new process for oil refining. Last week, the method made its first commercial appearance with the opening of Standard Oil's new hydrogenation plant, first in the U. S., at Bayway, N. J.

As the cracking process of today, added to the oldtime straight-run process, made possible a higher gasoline recovery from crude oil, so hydrogenation, supplementing these two methods, is expected to add to the efficiency of oil refining. Unlike the present...

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