WALNUT, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB:VSPC) today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, will make an invited presentation at the 2013 Energy, Utility and Environment Conference (EUEC) in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Dr. Kukkonen's presentation is entitled, " Giant King Grass as an Energy Crop in the United States" and will be delivered at 3:30PM in the Phoenix Convention Center North. In addition, VIASPACE is an exhibiting company and will be located in booth #734 in the exhibition hall. The Company will proudly display its proprietary, 17 feet tall, Giant King Grass (GKG) live at the exhibition booth. The EUEC is the USA's largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind and this year marks the 16th consecutive year for this conference to be held at the end of January in Arizona. Environmental business leaders, energy executives and government policy makers make presentations and discuss various issues in a 12 track program. The EUEC motivates clean renewable and alternate energy solutions to secure energy independence from foreign oil, while protecting our environment. Over 600 presentations are made by experts during the conference covering diverse topics of clean air policy, legislation and green technologies, energy and climate policy, wind power, solar power, carbon markets, corporate greenhouse gas strategies, biofuels, biomass, biogas and renewable energy management. As an exhibiting company, VIASPACE has 10 free passes for guests to visit our booth during the Monday evening reception from 4:00 to 7:00PM. VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen and Chairman, Dr. Kevin Schewe will schedule a brief presentation along with a question and answer session with any shareholders or interested parties who choose to attend. The 10 free passes will be assigned by contacting the VIASPACE Social Media Coordinator, Jaclyn Kenner at firstname.lastname@example.org. If investors want to attend the entire day (either January 28 or January 29, 2013) they can purchase a pro-rated ticket for $395 in advance or at the convention. Ms. Kenner will also be coordinating activities at the exhibit booth and keep investors informed via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn during the conference. VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, commented, "Not only will my invited presentation focus on the economic and environmental benefits of using Giant King Grass as a dedicated energy crop in the Southern United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, we will for the first time be displaying live, mature Giant King Grass in our exhibition booth. Potential customers, conference attendees, investors and other interested parties will be able to see GKG firsthand. Giant King Grass is an impressive bioenergy product when seen and experienced in person. I am also pleased to announce that our Chairman, Dr. Schewe, will be attending the conference with me and will assist in meeting with various clients, interested parties, investors and will participate with me in our Q & A session on Monday evening."
VIASPACE Chairman, Dr. Kevin Schewe, added, "Last year at EUEC2012, 2,037 delegates attended this conference and this year the U.S. Department of Energy is a Silver Level Exhibitor. Dr. Kukkonen is speaking in the 'Cofiring in Power Plants' track and we will have live, mature Giant King Grass in our exhibition booth along with samples of GKG pellets to show prospective clients and partners. With GKG recently being granted USDA approval in the U.S., we will use this opportunity to effectively network and expand our Company name recognition and presence in the U.S. marketplace. We have been very busy at the end of 2012 harvesting and shipping GKG seedlings from our California site and look forward to soon announcing the new locations and projects that we are actively pursuing."About VIASPACE Inc. VIASPACE grows renewable Giant KingTM 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 King Grass is a proprietary, high yield, dedicated biomass clean energy crop that does not compete with or displace food production. For more information, please go to www.VIASPACE.com or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or IR@VIASPACE.com. The VIASPACE Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15154 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 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, 2011, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control. This information was brought to you by Cision http://www.cisionwire.com http://www.cisionwire.com/viaspace-inc-/r/viaspace-ceo-invited-to-speak-at-euec2013-conference-and-company-to-feature-giant-king-grass-in-exhi,c9353315