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2014-05-28 08:22:54

CEO to Speak at "Platts Private Power in Central America" Conference WALNUT, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that Energia Reino Verde (English translation "Green Kingdom Energy"), the company that will own and operate the 12 MW biomass power plant to be co-located with a 2,100 acre Giant King Grass (GKG) plantation in Nicaragua has signed a contract on May 23(rd) with PELICAN SA of Managua, Nicaragua to conduct a formal feasibility...

2014-04-28 08:23:33

WALNUT, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a contract with Emunite Energy Solutions Inc. to provide Giant King Grass for its planned 100,000 ton per year pellet mill. Giant King Grass was delivered to Guyana and planted April 15-17, 2014. VIASPACE received an initial payment, and will receive an ongoing license fee upon production. Emunite Energy Solutions is based in St. Lucia, West Indies. The company is...

2014-04-22 08:24:57

WALNUT, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that Mesquite Lake Water and Power LLC has planted a 22 acre nursery of Giant King Grass in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. More than 2,200 acres of Giant King Grass can be produced from this nursery as early as September 2014. Previously VIASPACE reported that it had signed a contract with Mesquite Lake Water and Power to provide Giant King Grass for an 18 MW biomass power plant...

2014-04-07 08:23:16

WALNUT, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that VIASPACE and its Nicaraguan partners are forming a company in Nicaragua to own and operate the Giant King Grass plantation and co-located 12 MW power plant. The company is named "Energia Reino Verde" or in English "Green Kingdom Energy". At the International Biomass Conference held in Orlando, Florida March 24-26, 2014, VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, reported progress on the Nicaragua...

2014-03-31 08:22:43

WALNUT, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the St. Croix government has approved Tibbar Energy's permit to build a 7-megawatt biogas power plant on the island of St. Croix. The government approved the permit on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2014 during a meeting at the Virgin Islands Port Authority. The final approval came from the Virgin Island Department on Planning and Natural Resources' Division of Coastal Zone Management (CMZ)....

2014-03-24 08:22:43

WALNUT, California, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a contract with Mesquite Lake Water and Power LLC to provide Giant King Grass for a biomass power plant and a companion advanced biofuels facility in Imperial, California. Mesquite Lake Water and Power, LLC is a participating company in Mesquite Lake Energy Park, LLC (ML Energy Park). Mr. Rodney L. Williams, managing member of Mesquite Lake, stated, "Our...

2014-03-17 08:24:00

WALNUT, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that Giant King Grass has been released from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Quarantine Plant Facility in Honolulu. Hawaii has the strictest plant import restrictions in the United States. Hawaii requires a 12 month quarantine to allow plant inspection officials to observe the plant. Giant King Grass was determined to be pest and disease free and was successfully released from quarantine...

2014-03-10 08:22:52

WALNUT, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that it has shipped 2,200 pounds of Giant King Grass planting stock to Pakistan under the contract signed with WINERGY Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, who are the representatives of VIASPACE in Pakistan. This consignment was airlifted in a temperature controlled container for establishing a propagation nursery in Karachi, Pakistan. VIASPACE Director, Mr. Khurram Irshad, flew to Karachi to personally...

2014-03-03 08:23:36

WALNUT, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) provided an update on the 7 MW Giant King Grass fueled anaerobic digestion power plant being developed by Tibbar Energy USVI, LLC on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Tibbar Energy presented their 7MW Biogas Project at a CZM (Coastal Zone Management) Public Hearing on February 27(th )requesting a CZM permit. The presentation was made by CEO Ms. Tania Tomyn who reported, "The public support was overwhelming from...

2014-02-24 08:22:38

WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) conducted a full production scale test of Giant King Grass grinding equipment on February 18, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. 6,000 pounds of 18 foot tall Giant King Grass stalks were cut and shredded in a few minutes in a test of a candidate grinder for the 12 MW Giant King Grass power plant being developed in Nicaragua. Pictures and videos from the from the test grind are available on the VIASPACE Facebook page...


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