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Giant King Grass: the New Biomass Alternative for Replacing Fossil Fuel

VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. markets its proprietary Giant King Grass
-- a high-yield, dedicated energy crop -- as a low carbon, renewable replacement for coal to generate electricity and heat and as a nonfood feedstock for second-generation liquid biofuels to replace fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel.

VIASPACE Green Energy also manufactures and sells Giant King Grass Pellets made from Giant King Grass.

Biomass is carbon neutral. Biomass is a renewable energy source that comes from plant material such as Giant King Grass. Photosynthesis converts solar energy and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into plant material. Burning plant material in a power plant releases the carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere, but it is reabsorbed again when the next crop grows making it carbon neutral.

Biomass is an important renewable energy source for both developing and industrialized countries. Heavy dependence on coal and imported petroleum has led to a major increase in global carbon dioxide emissions and to significant geopolitical, economic and environmental issues.

Giant King Grass can be burned-either directly or in pellet form - as a replacement for coal or oil in electric-power plants to produce low-carbon electricity and useful heat. It can also be used to produce bio methane in anaerobic digesters.

Giant King Grass can be used as a feedstock to make Grassoline - liquid transportation biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol, butanol and green gasoline and to produce biochemicals and bio plastics.

Giant King Grass is a non-food crop and can be grown on marginal lands which are not used for growing food Using food crops to produce biofuel is discouraged or banned in almost all countries around the globe.

Giant King Grass is low cost because of its extremely high yield and meets the cost targets of green energy applications. Electricity produced from burning Giant King Grass is one-fourth the cost of electricity from solar energy and half the cost of wind energy. Furthermore, Giant King Grass and other biomass power plants can operate 24 hours a day, whereas solar and wind produce electricity only when it is sunny or windy.

Giant King Grass pellets can be used to replace up to 20% of coal in existing power plants which reduces carbon emissions by 20% while preserving the large capital investment and allows power companies to meet carbon dioxide emissions reduction requirements for the next 10 to 30 years.
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