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Fuel Cell Forum In Germany Invites VIASPACE CEO to Speak on Fuel Cartridge Infrastructure


PASADENA, CA.-September 3, 2008-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), announced today that Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE and its Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation subsidiary, has been invited to speak at F-Cell 2008, which is to be held September 29-30 in Stuttgart, Germany. F-Cell 2008 is the largest fuel cell congress in Europe and represents the eighth of these annual meetings that focus on stationary, automotive and portable fuel cells, and on the fuel infrastructure needed to support commercialization of fuel cell products.

Dr. Kukkonen's presentation is titled, "Fuel Cartridge Manufacturing and Distribution Infrastructure for Portable Electronics Powered by Micro Fuel Cells". Other speakers at the Congress include representatives from the German Aerospace Center, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Daimler, Motorola Labs, the University of South Carolina, the Korean Institute of Energy Research, the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science, and various offices of the German government.

Dr. Kukkonen commented, "Europe represents a large potential market for fuel cell powered notebook computers, mobile phones and other devices that will use disposable fuel cartridges. F-Cell 2008 offers a great opportunity to introduce our products in Europe."

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: Dr. Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360
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