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VIASPACE Press Release




Irvine, CA USA-May 10, 2010-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant KingTM Grass as a low-carbon, renewable energy crop, announced that  Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen made an invited presentation at the International BIOMASS Conference and Expo held May 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  More than 2000 attendees and 275 exhibitors participated in the Conference and Expo.


Kukkonen's presentation at the conference was entitled "Giant King Grass: Energy Crop for Direct Combustion in Power Plants, Biogas Production and Cellulosic Biofuels".  The presentation is available to download on the lower right-hand side of the homepage of the VIASPACE website http://www.viaspace.com/.


"The extremely high yield of Giant King Grass and its multiple different energy applications generated a lot of interest", stated Kukkonen.  "Because of its high yield, it can meet the cost targets for biomass power plants, energy pellets and as a feedstock for biogas production and liquid cellulosic biofuels."


In addition to the presentation, VIASPACE held a series of business and technical meetings with the global attendees to discuss new opportunities in the southern US and Hawaii, Africa, Israel, and Turkey, and to follow up on project discussions in Indonesia and India.


VIASPACE is a clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy that reduce or eliminate dependence on fossil and high-pollutant energy sources. Through its majority-owned subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., the Company grows Giant King Grass as a low carbon fuel for electricity generating power plants and as a feedstock for cellulosic biofuels.  For more information, please see http://www.viaspace.com/ or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or [email protected].


Safe Harbor Statement:  Information in this news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or 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, without limitation, risks outlined in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, as well as general economic and business conditions; the ability to acquire and develop specific products and technologies; changes in consumer and business demand for the Company's products; competition from larger companies; changes in demand for alternative and clean energy; risks associated with international transactions; risks related to technological change; and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.