VIASPACE Press Release
VIASPACE Ships Humidity Sensor Instrument to Taiwan Customer
PASADENA, CA- November 12, 2008-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), announced today that that its VIASPACE Energy business unit has shipped a HS-1000 VIASENSOR, a state of the art, laser-based humidity detection instrument, to a new customer in Taiwan. The order was placed by VIASPACE Taiwan partner Hephas Energy on behalf of a major Taiwanese government research laboratory for hydrogen fuel cell development applications.
"We are happy to have another VIASENSOR instrument placed in world-class laboratory," reported VIASPACE CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen. "We are gaining a global presence and worldwide reputation for leadership in humidity measurements. The laser-based VIASENSOR is much faster and easier to use with lower maintenance than the conventional chilled mirror instrument. A leading Japanese automotive manufacturer extensively tested the VIASENSOR against a chilled mirror and a capacitive device in static and dynamic humidity streams. The VIASENSOR won and the automotive manufacturer has purchased three systems. Our sales force regularly demonstrates the VIASENSOR advantages to potential customers."
The VIASENSOR makes real-time measurements of humidity levels in industrial and automotive gas streams for environmental monitoring and process control. Precise humidity levels are crucial in many industrial and commercial applications including steelmaking, fuel cells, baking and precision automotive exhaust measurements.
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 VIASENSOR HS-1000 provides real-time measurements of the amount of water vapor in these gas streams. It is the only humidity sensor that provides in-situ, continuous and fast-responding dew point measurement.
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. In addition, VIASPACE has recently acquired a profitable company, which also has a license to grow a fast-growing grass for animal feed and as a feedstock for biofuels. For more information, please visit our website at www.VIASPACE.com, or contact for Investor Relations, Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or IR@VIASPACE.com.
Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360
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