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VIASPACE GREEN LOGS EXHIBITED AT NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW IN LAS VEGAS

06/13/2011

Irvine, CA USA-June 13, 2011-VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), and its renewable energy subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF) announced that their Green LogTM brand fireplace and campfire logs were exhibited at the National Hardware Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 10-12, 2011. The National Hardware Show is an annual gathering of buyers and sellers in specialties such as hardware tools, lawn and garden, and outdoor living. The trade show was an ideal venue for the Company's Green Log to be presented. Many of the major players in the fire log industry also exhibited at the show.

Chief Executive Carl Kukkonen stated, "The Green Log is a product that we have spent a lot of time and effort in developing. We believe the Green Log is the most eco-friendly fire log product on the market, and at the trade show, we were able to educate people about the many benefits of the Green Log."

Mr. Sung Chang, President of VIASPACE Green Energy added, "The National Hardware Show allowed us to get the Green Log name out there. Many prospective customers were at the trade show along with our competitors in the fire log industry. From what was seen at the trade show, our competitors have already identified VIASPACE as a viable contender in the fire log industry. Potential buyers of the Green Log have expressed interest in our product and we are following up with them."

The Green Log is VIASPACE's first commercial product made with Giant King Grass. The fire log is a renewable and sustainable product as opposed to other artificial fire logs that are made with petroleum-based materials and trees that take decades to fully grow. The product takes just 3 minutes to fully light, and it burns for up to 5 hours.

Information on Green Logs is available on the VIASPACE website www.VIASPACE.com. A video about Green Logs was produced for use at the National Hardware Show and can be seen at the following link:  http://videos.sorensonmedia.com/882ae5cc-2244-4fc6-9659-2c95720f6233/Final+Firelog.flv/bc530c41Idb29w4484dba17g81a119a9cc36

About VIASPACE Inc.

VIASPACE is a clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy that reduce or eliminate dependence on fossil and high-pollutant energy sources. Through its majority-owned subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., the Company grows Giant King Grass as a low-carbon fuel for electricity generating power plants, as a feedstock for bio methane production and cellulosic biofuels such as ethanol and butanol, and for biochemicals and bioplastics.  For more information, please go to http://www.viaspace.com/ or http://www.viaspacegreenenergy.com/ or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or IR@VIASPACE.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Information in this news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or 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, without limitation, risks outlined in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, as well as general economic and business conditions; the ability to acquire and develop specific products and technologies; changes in consumer and business demand for the Company's products; competition from larger companies; changes in demand for alternative and clean energy; risks associated with international transactions; risks related to technological change; and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.