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VIASPACE CEO Presents at Singapore Fuel Cell Conference


PASADENA, CA and Singapore – April 14, 2008-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), announced today that Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of both VIASPACE and its subsidiary
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC), presented an invited paper at the Fuel
Cell Technologies and Innovations 2008 Conference to be held at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore on April 14, 2008. The conference brought together company executives, government officials and policy makers, scientists and engineers, and academicians from around Asia to exchange ideas and information on the advancement of fuel cell technology and to also discuss ways and means to engage Singapore in the utilization and commercialization of fuel cells.

Dr. Kukkonen's presentation focused on direct methanol fuel cells and disposable methanol fuel cartridges for portable electronic devices. Methanol, an easily transported liquid, is made from natural gas (methane). Disposable fuel cartridges are the consumable product in the fuel cell business. A single fuel cartridge may be able to power a mobile phone for three weeks of standby time and 700 minutes of talk time. A single cartridge for a notebook computer can provide five to 10 hours of operation away from an electrical plug. Fuel cell powered devices can be instantly recharged by simply replacing the disposable fuel cartridge thus yielding indefinite operating time and freedom from the

Dr. Kukkonen commented in advance of his presentation, "No one will buy a fuel cell powered notebook computer or cell phone unless fuel cartridges are readily available.
Similarly, no company will bring out fuel cartridges unless fuel cell powered products are in the marketplace. Obviously the products must be coordinated." The presentation addressed progress in developing and meeting safety standards, and obtaining regulatory approval to carry fuel cells and cartridges on airplanes. Global manufacturing and distribution issues were also discussed. Kukkonen continued, "It is important to remember that the portable electronics OEM sells the fuel cell powered device; however, the consumer that buys the notebook computer is the person that buys cartridges in the aftermarket. He is our customer."

About VIASPACE: Originally 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 visit our website at
www.VIASPACE.com, or contact for Investor Relations, Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or [email protected]
Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360

This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward looking statements. Such factors include the risks outlined in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10- KSB, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, as well as general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects and technologies, the ability to fund operations, changes in consumer and business consumption habits, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.