Olah discovered superacids, cleared path for "methanol economy"
George Olah received the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his contribution to carbocation chemistry" and his 'role in the chemistry of hydrocarbons. His work revolutionized the understanding of organic chemistry and led to the concept of the "methanol economy," which could reduce society's reliance on fossil fuel sources for energy and materials. Read more at DOE R&D Accomplishments, find resources with additional information and view the related patents. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
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