VIASPACE Press Release
VIASPACE CEO to Present at International Fuel Cell Workshop
VIASPACE CEO PRESENTATION AT INTERNATIONAL
FUEL CELL WORKSHOP
PASADENA, Calif., October 10, 2007 - VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC - News) CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen gave an invited presentation at the New Energy Solutions International Workshop in Tours, France on October 9, 2007. The workshop focused on fuel cells and new energy sources in the micro watt to kilowatt range. Dr. Kukkonen's presentation was entitled "Fuel Cells and Fuel Cartridge Infrastructure for Micro Fuel Cell Powered Portable Electronics."
The workshop addressed new fuel cell and battery power sources for portable electronics with increased performance and reduced environmental impact such as greenhouse gas emissions and use of heavy metals.
Dr. Kukkonen commented, "There is a lot of new activity on fuel cells in Europe. This is driven by their desire to be as "green" as possible. Recently we have been working hard in Asia, but Europe also represents a significant international market."
VIASPACE subsidiary Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation produces disposable methanol fuel cartridges that provide the liquid energy source for fuel cells that produce electricity for portable electronic devices such as notebook computers and mobile phones. These disposable cartridges represent a recurring revenue stream similar to printer cartridges or razor blades. The cartridges are made of recyclable materials, but international regulations state that they should not be refillable by the consumer for safety reasons. Several international companies such as Toshiba and Samsung have demonstrated notebook computers, cell phones and other devices powered by direct methanol fuel cells. A notebook computer running on methanol could have 10 hours of uninterrupted operation, and instantaneous recharging by simply replacing the empty cartridge with a new one.
About VIASPACE: Founded in 1998 to transform proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into commercial 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. VIASPACE focuses on alternative energy and fuel cell infrastructure, and on hardware and software for security and defense.
For more information, please visit www.VIASPACE.com, or contact Investor Relations, Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or IR@VIASPACE.com. For past press releases, please visit: http://www.viaspace.com/press_release.php.
Investor Relations contact:
Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications
Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO
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, as amended, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 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.