Iowa State biodiesel research featured on public television

Iowa Public Television will feature a visit to Victor Lin's Iowa State University chemistry lab during Friday's episode of "Farmers' Almanac TV." Lin, a professor of chemistry, has developed a high-tech catalyst that he hopes will revolutionize how biodiesel is produced. The technology features nanospheres just 250 billionths of a meter in diameter. But fill them with the right chemistry and they can take some of the energy, labor and toxic chemicals out of biodiesel production.

The episode will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, on Iowa Public Television.

You can also see the "Iowa Biodiesel" segment on the show's video Web site.