HE DEVELOPED A METHOD FOR TRANSFORMING A SOLID FORM OF COAL INTO LIQUEFIED OIL AND ALSO DEVELOPED A PROCESS FOR OBTAINING SUGAR FROM CELLULOSE IN WOOD, AND WAS AWARDED THE 1931 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
FRIEDRICH KARL RUDOLF BERGIUS (1884-1949) SIGNED CARD, “Friedrich Bergius”, on a card 4.5 x 3.25, by the German chemist known for the Bergius process for producing synthetic fuel from coal. He was awarded the 1931 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Carl Bosch) in recognition of contributions to the invention and development of chemical high-pressure methods. After WWII it was impossible for him to find a field of work in Germany which would have done justice to his abilities, so he immigrated to Argentina, where he worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Industry. The card is in fine condition, with a large signature.