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Giant King Grass and its bioconversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Viaspace

Giant King Grass and its bioconversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Viaspace

August 18, 2016 |

Direct Combustion, Anaerobic Digestion, Cellulosic Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Animal Feed: these are just some of the markets envisioned for a fast-growing grass known as Giant King Grass.  With composition like corn stover or miscanthus, but 10x the yield of Corn Stover and 3x the yield of Miscanthus per acre, say its adherents. Harvested twice a year at 15+ foot heights, it […]

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VIASPACE teams with PCS Biofuels to convert Giant King Grass into drop-in coal replacement

VIASPACE teams with PCS Biofuels to convert Giant King Grass into drop-in coal replacement

August 11, 2015 |

In California, VIASPACE announced that PCS Biofuels Inc. of Vancouver, Canada has converted Giant King Grass into a high-energy, carbon neutral, drop-in replacement for coal using its patented Polymer Carbon Solid (PCS) thermal catalytic process. The resulting PCS Giant King Grass biofuel has the same energy density as metallurgical coal, and is environmentally friendly as […]

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VIASPACE takes Giant King Grass to the Philippines

VIASPACE takes Giant King Grass to the Philippines

October 15, 2014 |

In California, VIASPACE announced that Giant King Grass was shipped to and planted by its partner, Sagay Central, Inc., in Negros Occidental, Philippines. Sagay Central is a sugar milling and sugar growing company in the center of the Philippines sugar industry. It crushes 4,000 metric tons of sugar cane every day and produces 150,000 tons […]

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VIASPACE’s Giant King Grass harvest a success in UCalifornia collaboration

VIASPACE’s Giant King Grass harvest a success in UCalifornia collaboration

September 12, 2014 |

In California, Viaspace has harvested their first crop of their proprietary Giant King Grass with excellent yields. The company compared two planting methods and found that planting single nodes that each grow into individual plants yielded 38% more grass over the sugarcane approach to planting. The research collaboration with University of California’s Agriculture and Natural […]

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VIASPACE says financial modeling complete on 12MWe Giant King Grass power plant project with AGRICORP

VIASPACE says financial modeling complete on 12MWe Giant King Grass power plant project with AGRICORP

January 8, 2014 |

In California, VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Kevin Schewe, provided an update on recent company technical and business activities. The update reported that for the 12MWe Giant King Grass power plant project with AGRICORP, the financial model is complete, as is the summary business plan, and VIASPACE will be […]

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Selectra extends Giant King Grass trial to December

Selectra extends Giant King Grass trial to December

June 12, 2013 |

In South Africa, Selectra, a private South African company working in the water, waste and energy nexus in Africa, is using VIASPACE’s Giant King Grass to remediate and also produce energy on land that has been altered by gold mining in South Africa, leading to thousands of hectares of slimes dams and mine tailings. Giant […]

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VIASPACE Signs Giant King Grass contract in Philippines

VIASPACE Signs Giant King Grass contract in Philippines

June 6, 2013 |

In the Philippines, VIASPACE announced it has signed a Giant King Grass supply contract with Sagay Central, of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Sagay is a sugar milling and sugar growing company, producing  150,000 tons of sugar per year.  The Giant King Grass biomass will be used for electrical generation. No details financial details or […]

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VIASPACE expands Giant King Grass to US Virgin Islands

VIASPACE expands Giant King Grass to US Virgin Islands

November 14, 2012 |

In the US Virgin Islands, VIASPACE announced that its Giant King Grass is now growing in St. Croix. The initial small shipment of Giant King Grass was received and planted by Tibbar Energy USVI LLC which is developing a 6 MW biomass energy project fueled by a 1,000 acre Giant King Grass plantation. The Giant King […]

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VIASPACE and JUNE Industry sign agreement for Giant King Grass in Myanmar

VIASPACE and JUNE Industry sign agreement for Giant King Grass in Myanmar

October 17, 2012 |

In Myanmar, VIASPACE, Inc. has signed a business development agreement with JUNE Industry Ltd., a company based in Myanmar that cultivates, harvests and markets algae products. JUNE has agreed to grow Giant King Grass in Myanmar for commercial applications including electricity generation, as wekk as a novel application of Giant King Grass with algae.

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VIASPACE Giant King Grass released from quarantine by USDA

VIASPACE Giant King Grass released from quarantine by USDA

October 11, 2012 |

In California, VIASPACE announced that its proprietary, high yield, dedicated energy crop Giant King Grass has been released from quarantine by the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for distribution in the United States.  VIASPACE grows Giant King Grass as a low-carbon fuel for electricity generating power plants; for energy pellets; […]

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