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2014-09-02 08:22:57

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) issued an update on the Giant King Grass power plant and animal feed projects in Nicaragua. VIASPACE CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen traveled to Nicaragua in August to participate in the formal power plant feasibility study being conducted by Pelican SA of Managua. The feasibility study team met at the plantation on the shores of Lake Nicaragua to assess the agricultural aspects of the project and to inspect potential...

2014-07-14 08:21:48

WALNUT, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the research are to: -- Compare the growth of Giant King Grass using subsurface drip irrigation with flood (furrow) irrigation -- Compare individual node and whole stalk planting methods -- Evaluate yields when cut...

2014-06-24 08:23:19

WALNUT, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen traveled to Nicaragua and Panama to: -- meet with Nicaraguan business partners -- visit the plantation where Giant King Grass has been growing since 2012 -- meet with the team conducting the formal power plant feasibility study -- interview potential EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors that would build the power plant --...

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...

2014-03-24 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...

2014-02-24 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...

2014-02-04 08:23:11

WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) issued the following update on the Giant King Grass project in Nicaragua. VIASPACE previously announced that it has entered into a contract with AGRICORP, the largest rice company in Nicaragua, and is growing Giant King Grass on land owned by them. The Giant King Grass is growing well in Nicaragua, and VIASPACE and AGRICORP have agreed to form a partnership to build a 12 MW biomass power plant fueled by Giant...

2014-01-22 08:23:07

WALNUT, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with Winergy Pakistan Private Limited of Karachi Pakistan. VIASPACE has received the contract payment. VIASPACE Director Khurram Irshad, a Pakistani American, is also a director of Winergy, and Winergy will represent VIASPACE in Pakistan. Mr. Khurram Irshad stated, "Winergy is setting up its own commercial Giant King Grass farms...


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