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
has the strictest plant import restrictions in
the United States
requires a 12 month quarantine to allow plant inspection officials to observe the plant. Giant
was determined to be pest and disease free and was successfully released from quarantine on
March 14, 2014
. No further details were disclosed.
Previously, Giant King Grass was approved by the US Department of Agriculture for dissemination throughout
the United States
and the world. The US Department of Agriculture inspects all shipments of Giant King Grass to foreign countries and issues a phytosanitary certificate.
About VIASPACE Inc.
VIASPACE grows renewable Giant King
Grass as a low-carbon fuel for clean electricity generation; for environmentally friendly energy pellets; and as a feedstock for bio-methane production and for green cellulosic biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials. Giant
is a proprietary, high yield, dedicated biomass energy crop. Giant
when it is cut frequently at 4 to 5 feet tall is also excellent animal feed. The USDA granted approval for planting Giant King Grass throughout the US and cooperates in exporting by performing the required inspections and issuing the phytosanitary certificate needed for import into foreign countries. Giant
is being grown in
, St. Croix Virgin Islands,
and Pakistan. For more information, please go to
or contact Dr.
, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or
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 those 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, 2012, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.
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