Dr. Carl Kukkonen, the CEO of VIASPACE Inc. (VSPC), Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript

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67 WALL STREET, New York - August 18, 2014 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Alternative Energy & Utilities Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Asia Pacific Demand for Solar Energy - Government Subsidies and Regulation - Solar Growth Drivers and Headwinds - Regulatory Headwinds for U.S. Utilities - Alternative Energy Generation - Utility Infrastructure Capital Expenditures - New Market Opportunities in Energy - Electric Vehicles

Companies include: VIASPACE Inc. (VSPC) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Alternative Energy & Utilities Report, the CEO of VIASPACE Inc. (VSPC) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:

TWST: Can you begin with a brief introduction to VIASPACE, including some highlights from the company's history and an overview of your current operations?

Dr. Kukkonen: VIASPACE was founded in 1998, and it was a spinoff of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is in Pasadena, California. For 14 years, I directed a research center at the Jet Propulsion Lab focusing on microelectronics and computing technologies. I founded VIASPACE to commercialize technologies from JPL, and the initial products came via the space program. That's how the company got its name, VIASPACE.

We initially focused on sensors, communications technology, fuel cells and software from NASA, and we were an incubator and started several companies. We became a public company on June 22, 2005. We're fully reporting and audited, and our stock symbol is VSPC. We decided to focus on the biomass energy business in 2008, and we spun off or sold our other business interests. And now, VIASPACE focuses entirely on renewable biomass energy, and we have a proprietary biomass, which is called Giant King Grass, and it's the fastest-growing, highest-yield crop in the world.

TWST: Which geographic regions are you focused on, and what's attractive to you about those regions? And can you explain how Giant King Grass works scientifically?

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