VIASPACE Press Release
VIASPACE Energy Expands HS-1000 Distribution With Agreement In India
PASADENA, CA.-June 11, 2008-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), a company that transforms proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions, announced today that it has entered into a representative agreement for its laser based HS-1000 VIASENSOR relative humidity instrument with Sinsil International of New Delhi, India. Sinsil International is a distributor of a wide variety of test equipment, including fuel cell test stations and other fuel cell sensors throughout India and Bangladore in the $54 Billion clean energy market.
The performance of hydrogen fuel cells using a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) depends on the moisture level of the membrane. The membrane only conducts protons when it is hydrated or moist. The moisture is provided by water vapor in the incoming air or hydrogen stream. The VIASPACE HS-1000 instrument provides real-time measurements of the amount of water vapor in these gas streams.
VIASPACE CEO Carl Kukkonen stated "Sinsil International is an extremely well-known company in the technical instrument market in India, and we are pleased to have them as our marketing and distribution representative in India for VIASPACE Energy products. Our early shipments of samples and literature for the VIASENSOR to this distribution partner should speed up their efforts to help other companies optimize fuel cell designs, as well as to provide a quality measurement of projected performance of units on the production line."
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 IR@VIASPACE.com.
Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3362
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