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Clean Energy Solutions taps Viaspace as partner for Hawaii biogas project

Clean Energy Solutions taps Viaspace as partner for Hawaii biogas project

February 19, 2017 |

In California, Clean Energy Solutions has retained VIASPACE as its agriculture feedstock resource and engineering expert for renewable energy projects being pursued in Hawaii. In Hawaii, CES is working with Hawaii Gas, the state’s only franchised gas utility, to assess the use of the VIASPACE Giant King Grass to produce biogas. “Giant King Grass grows […]

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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 completes design, engineering for biogas project in Papua New Guinea

VIASPACE completes design, engineering for biogas project in Papua New Guinea

July 28, 2015 |

In California, VIASPACE has completed the engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant in Papua New Guinea for Clean Energy Solutions Pacific (CES), the company said.  The CES project located in Papua New Guinea is to own and operate a biogas power plant and Giant King Grass plantation that delivers reliable, […]

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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 details 12MW biomass power plant in Nicaragua to Wall Street Transcript

VIASPACE details 12MW biomass power plant in Nicaragua to Wall Street Transcript

August 25, 2014 |

In California, Viaspace CEO Carl Kukkonen described the company’s 12 MW Giant King Grass power plant in Nicaragua, an in-progress partnership with Agricorp, to the Wall Street Transcript. The plant will be the company’s flagship project, run on their proprietary grass crop, but Viaspace expects to begin three or four more projects per year in […]

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VIASPACE agrees research deal with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

VIASPACE agrees research deal with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

July 15, 2014 |

In California, VIASPACE announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the research are to: ·       Compare the growth of Giant King Grass using subsurface drip irrigation with flood (furrow) irrigation ·       Compare individual node and whole stalk planting […]

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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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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 and Grain Hill sign joint development agreement

VIASPACE and Grain Hill sign joint development agreement

May 23, 2013 |

In California, VIASPACE announced the signing of a joint development agreement with Grain Hill/AGRICORP. Under the agreement, a new special purpose company will be established to develop, build, own and operate a 2,100 acre Giant King Grass plantation and a co-located 12 MW biomass power plant on the AGRICORP Agricola Miramontes plantation on the shores […]

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