Publishes Interview With Robert Rigdon, President and CEO of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Oct 25, 2010, 08:00 ET from Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

HOUSTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYMX), an alternative energy technology company that provides advanced technology products and solutions to the energy and chemical industries, announced today that an interview with Robert Rigdon, President and CEO, has been published on  A link to the article is also available on the Company's website at

In the interview, Mr. Rigdon discusses the Company's patented U-GAS® coal gasification technology and three tiered business strategy for building long-term shareholder value.  This strategy includes providing proprietary technology and equipment to third parties through licensing; making investments in projects which the Company develops, designs, builds and operates; and unique opportunities to gain access to low rank coal resources through implementation of its U-GAS® coal gasification technology.  

"Our U-GAS® coal gasification technology has already been demonstrated on a commercial scale at our Zao Zhuang joint venture plant in China, where we have demonstrated our capability to convert high ash, low rank coals, coal wastes and lignite into syngas in an efficient, clean and competitive manner.  As a result, we are seeing growing interest from potential partners in China, India and other countries," stated Mr. Rigdon.  "Low rank coals are an abundant and available resource that has the potential to play a significant role in providing the world's energy needs when the energy from these coals is unlocked in a clean and efficient manner.  However, low rank coals are not currently utilized widely because of the difficulty and expense for conventional coal technologies to process these coals.  Our U-GAS® technology has demonstrated the ability to gasify these low rank coals in an environmentally friendly and affordable manner, potentially opening up these resources for widespread energy and chemicals production, particularly in emerging markets where access to clean, affordable energy is limited.  We believe we are executing a business strategy designed to realize the true potential of our U-GAS® technology."

About Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. provides advanced technology products, including its U-GAS® fluidized bed gasification technology and related services and equipment, to enable the clean conversion of low cost coal and biomass feedstocks into high value energy and chemical products, such as transportation fuel and ammonia. U-GAS® technology, which the Company licenses from the Gas Technology Institute, gasifies coal cost effectively, without many of the harmful emissions normally associated with coal combustion plants. The primary advantages of U-GAS® relative to other gasification technologies are (a) greater fuel flexibility provided by our ability to use all ranks of coal (including low rank, high ash and high moisture coals, which are significantly cheaper than higher grade coals), many coal waste products and biomass feed stocks; and (b) our ability to operate efficiently on a smaller scale, which enables the construction of plants more quickly, at a lower capital cost, and, in many cases, in closer proximity to coal sources. The Company currently has offices in Houston, Texas, and Shanghai, China. For more information on SES, visit or call (713) 579-0600.

Forward-Looking Statements

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