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VIASPACE Energy Expands VIASENSOR HS-1000 Customer Base with Sales in England and the Netherlands



PASADENA, CA.-January 23, 2008-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), a company that transforms proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions, announced today that its VIASPACE Energy Division has begun the first of its forecasted shipments to Europe for its HS-1000 VIASENSOR relative humidity instrument with orders filled for Rotronics of England and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). 

Rotronics is a major manufacturer and distributor of humidity measurement systems, including fuel cell measurement and tests systems. The ECN in the Netherlands is among dozens of research centers throughout the United States and other countries actively engaged in fuel cell research and development, many through grants from federal, state and local governments, or in joint projects funded by major corporations. 

VIASPACE CEO Carl Kukkonen stated, "We are delighted to add Rotronics and the Energy Research Centre to our growing list of VIASENSOR HS-1000 customers. We are aware that dozens of leading research centers around the globe are engaged in some level of fuel cell research. With this new leading edge technology, the research staff at ECN will be able to utilize the HS-1000 instrument to directly measure the humidity level in real-time.  Rotronics is a major manufacturer of humidity measurement systems with global distribution capability. This addition to Rotronics' product line will enable them to help a variety of government labs and private corporations to more rapidly optimize fuel cell designs for various government and commercial research programs in which they may be engaged."

About VIASPACE:  Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  For more information, please see www.VIASPACE.com, or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or [email protected].

Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360
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