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VIASPACE INC. SELLS HUMIDITY SENSOR LINE

04/23/2009

Strategic Sale of Non-Core Business to Facilitate Focus on Core Growth, Profitability

PASADENA, CA-April 23, 2009-VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC) today announced that it sold its humidity sensor business line for cash to Colton, California-based LANDTEC North America, a privately held provider of monitoring systems for renewable energy and green house gas (GHG) reduction validation.  

VIASPACE Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen said: "The strategic sale of this non-core business allows not only more efficient operations but also full commitment of resources to growing our core businesses in renewable and alternative energy. As a result of higher operating efficiency and expected revenue growth, we believe that VIASPACE will achieve breakeven cash flow in 2009 and quarterly profitability sometime during 2010.  

VIASPACE's renewable energy business is focused on supplying a proprietary fast-growing feedstock for the global $25 billion biofuels market. Its alternative energy business includes the design and manufacture of disposable fuel cell cartridges for electronics OEM customers, such as Samsung, who are developing fuel cells as a clean power-source substitute for batteries. 

LANDTEC, a designer and manufacturer of instruments, software and products for landfill gas extraction, biogas digesters and other methane recovery projects, plans to retain VIASPACE personnel for its humidity sensor business and expects to make the transition transparent to existing customers. See http://www.landtecna.com/  for further information.

 About VIASPACE Inc.: VIASPACE is clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy that reduce or eliminate dependence on fossil and high-risk-pollutant energy sources. The Company provides raw material for cellulosic biofuels and develops and markets fuel cell cartridges, products and technology. VIASPACE subsidiary Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation owns a portfolio of fuel cell patents licensed from Pasadena-based California Institute of Technology (Caltech), which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the direct methanol fuel cell was invented. For more information, please see http://www.viaspace.com/ or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or IR@VIASPACE.com.

 

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