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VIASPACE Energy DMFCC Exhibits at Fuel Cell Seminar 2007 in San Antonio

10/17/2007

VIASPACE ENERGY/DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL CORPORATION
EXHIBIT AT FUEL CELL SEMINAR 2007 IN SAN ANTONIO


PASADENA, CA -October 17, 2007-- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), a company dedicated to commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense, announced today that its VIASPACE Energy Division, including subsidiary Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC) are exhibitors at FC Seminar 2007,  being held October 15-17, 2007 at the convention center in San Antonio, TX. 


Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of both VIASPACE and DMFCC, said, "We are demonstrating our new VIASENSOR HS-1000 Relative Humidity sensor, as well as one of our fuel cartridges working with a direct methanol fuel cell made by Parker Hannifin. Other recent cartridge and valve connector prototypes will be on display.  The booth will be manned by the VIASPACE Energy and DMFCC staff from the US. We have also set up private meetings with potential customers and partners on new development efforts, including Tyco Electronics."

VIASPACE Energy is focused on instrumentation for fuel cells and battery products. DMFCC focuses on producing and distributing methanol fuel cartridges designed to provide the energy source for laptop computers, cell phones and other portable electronic devices to be powered by direct methanol fuel cells.

Fuel cells are expected to gain a substantial market share because they offer longer operating time as compared to current lithium ion batteries and may be instantaneously recharged by simply replacing the disposable fuel cartridge.  Leading OEMs have announced that they are developing direct methanol fuel cells for portable electronic applications.
 
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 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.

Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360
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