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VIASPACE Press Release



Irvine, CA USA-September 21, 2010-VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a clean energy company growing Giant KingTM Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop, reported that Giant King Grass has been tested by a world leading testing and verification company.  Samples were provided by VIASPACE to a potential customer in India that is considering Giant King Grass as fuel for a power plant to generate electricity. The customer submitted the sample to the Indian branch of the testing company for independent analysis of energy content including proximate analysis, ultimate analysis and ash analysis.

The energy content of Giant King Grass was found to be 4350 kcal per kilogram which is equal to 7830 BTU per pound or 18.2 MJ per kilogram (higher heating value and bone dry). 

VIASPACE CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen commented that: "The energy content of Giant King Grass has been verified to be excellent– equal to or better than other grasses like switchgrass or miscanthus.  The major advantage of Giant King Grass is its low cost which results from its extremely high yield. Although it is not a fair comparison because Giant King Grass only grows in warm areas, whereas switchgrass grows in areas where it freezes, Giant King Grass has at least four times the biomass yield per acre of land.  This means you can generate much more electricity or biofuel from a given acre of land.  This is an environmental advantage as well as a cost advantage."

VIASPACE (and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy) have provided samples to qualified potential partners and customers for their own testing as part of their due diligence.  Kukkonen continued, "There have now been a number of independent third party tests of Giant King Grass and the results are all consistently good."

Giant King Grass is a non-food energy crop that can grow on marginal lands that are not used for agriculture, and does not compete with food production. It is carbon neutral because the plants breathe equal amounts of carbon dioxide to that emitted when they are burned.


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, as a feedstock for bio methane production and cellulosic biofuels, and for other low-carbon, renewable energy products. VIASPACE recently introduced its Green LogTM fireplace and campfire log product. For more information, please go to http://www.viaspace.com/ or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or [email protected]

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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.