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VIASPACE Products Showcased at International Battery Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale
Mar 20, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)


PASADENA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. Energy Division publicly introduced its new VIASENSOR BA-1000 Battery Electrode Health Analyzer, a state-of-the-art lithium battery test station, at the 25th International Battery Seminar & Exhibit from March 17 - 20, 2008, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Rachid Yazami, leader of the team that invented the BA-1000 at Caltech and CNRS, made an invited presentation on battery electrode results achieved using this technology. VIASPACE also displayed its VIASENSOR HS-1000 humidity sensor for fuel cells and introduced the new line of lithium polymer batteries that is now being marketed and distributed by VIASPACE under an agreement with YOKU of Hong Kong.

Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE said, "Rechargeable batteries will be used extensively in future hybrid and electric vehicles, and in many other applications along with fuel cells. As a major expansion of our energy strategy, Caltech has granted VIASPACE an exclusive license to the technology underlying our new BA-1000 product, which nondestructively measures changes in thermodynamic properties of lithium batteries during the charge and discharge cycles. The sensitive measurement of entropy and enthalpy provides new information about the structure and health of battery electrodes."

Kukkonen continued, "The Battery Electrode Health Analyzer is designed to aid the research and product development staffs of companies as they seek to find new and safe formulas of lithium based battery chemistries that will satisfy the increasing power needs of electronic devices and electric vehicles."

Kukkonen concluded, "We also have a line of lithium polymer batteries on display from our new partner, YOKU. These batteries are produced under ISO 9001 qualified processes for increased safety, and they are Underwriters Laboratories approved and CE marked for sale in Europe. We have also brought our HS-1000 VIASENSOR, a test unit that can measure the relative humidity in hydrogen fuel cells, which will be combined with batteries in the near future to form hybrid power units for automotive vehicles."

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. For more information, please visit our website at IR@VIASPACE.com, or contact for Investor Relations, Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or .

This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or our 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 the risks outlined in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB, as amended, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2007, as well as general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects and technologies, the ability to fund operations, changes in consumer and business consumption habits, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.

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