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Synthesis Energy Systems' President and CEO to Present at the 2014 Gasification Technologies Conference

HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) (Nasdaq:SYMX) announced that President and CEO Robert W. Rigdon will present at the 18th annual Gasification Technologies Conference on Monday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. EDT, in Washington, D.C. Rigdon will present his views on the current and future state of the gasification industry, and the global opportunity for gasification technologies to meet the energy demands of the developing and newly industrializing regions of the world. Rigdon will also give an overview of SES's approach to lead in global opportunity for the deployment of gasification technology. SES is committed to sustainably and economically meet the future clean energy needs of multiple industries, including power, direct reduced iron (DRI) steelmaking, and industrial chemicals. SES's industry partners include GE Packaged Power and Midrex Technologies.

Rigdon, a leading expert in the field with a 33-year career in the gasification, energy and chemicals industries spanning SES (since 2008), GE, Chevron and Texaco, is a featured panelist during "Session 1: Global Gasification Projects & Technology Updates I." SES is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, the world's largest gasification conference, which is organized by the Arlington, Virginia-based Gasification Technologies Council (GTC). Attendees can learn more about the commercially proven SES Gasification Technology, which is at once economical, efficient and environmentally responsible, at conference exhibit booth #16. For more information on the Gasification Technologies Conference, visit http://www.gasification.org/.

About Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Synthesis Energy Systems (SES) is a Houston-based technology company focused on bringing clean high-value energy to developing countries from low-cost and low-grade coal and biomass through its proprietary gasification technology based upon U-Gas®, licensed from the Gas Technology Institute. The SES Gasification Technology enables greater fuel flexibility for both large-scale and efficient small- to medium-scale operations close to fuel sources. Fuel sources include low-rank, low-cost high ash, high moisture coals, which are significantly cheaper than higher grade coals, many coal waste products, and biomass feedstocks. For more information, please visit: www.synthesisenergy.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are the ability of our ZZ joint venture to effectively operate XE's methanol plant and produce methanol; the ability of our project with Yima to produce earnings and pay dividends; our ability to develop and expand business of the ZCM joint venture in the joint venture territory; our ability to develop the SES power business unit and marketing arrangement with GE and our other business verticals, including DRI steel, through our marketing arrangement with Midrex Technologies, and renewables; our ability to successfully develop the SES licensing business; our ability to reduce operating costs; our ability to make distributions and repatriate earnings from our Chinese operations; our limited history, and viability of our technology; commodity prices, and the availability and terms of financing; our ability to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for future projects; our ability to raise additional capital, if any, and our ability to estimate the sufficiency of existing capital resources; the sufficiency of internal controls and procedures; and our results of operations in countries outside of the U.S., where we are continuing to pursue and develop projects. Although SES believes that in making such forward-looking statements our expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements may be influenced by factors that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected by us. SES cannot assure you that the assumptions upon which these statements are based will prove to have been correct.

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Source:Synthesis Energy Systems