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."