Robert W. Rigdon, the President and CEO of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SYMX), Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript

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67 WALL STREET, New York - August 19, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Alternative Energy Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Grid Parity Timelines for Alternative Energy - Asia Pacific Demand for Solar Energy - Alternative Energy Generation - Solar Energy Pricing - Government Subsidies and Regulation - Solar Growth Drivers and Headwinds - Regulatory Headwinds for U.S. Utilities

Companies include: Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SYMX) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Alternative Energy Report, the President and CEO of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SYMX) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:

TWST: Tell us about your new green chemicals initiative.

Mr. Rigdon: Green chemicals is a term that is associated with producing chemicals from renewable waste feedstocks. Our technology's ability to convert feedstocks like refuse-derived fuels, municipal solid wastes, auto-shred residue, and these types of renewable fuels along with agricultural waste materials and biomass at a reasonably large enough scale, can be very attractive in places like the U.S. and Europe, for example, which are keenly interested in moving forward with clean energy and clean products.

So in the chemical industry, some of the companies that buy chemical feedstocks like methanol or propylene, for example, want to see as much of those chemical feedstocks derived from clean renewable sources versus being all derived from the traditional oil or gas. These feedstock chemicals are used as building-block chemicals to make many of the products that we have in our daily lives.

We were hired to conduct a feasibility assessment and technical study based on an opportunity that exists here in the U.S. in the Houston area for producing methanol and derivative chemicals of methanol from the refuse-derived fuels. Through that work, which we did in combination with Fluor, a major EPC global contractor based in the U.S., we came up with a very interesting application and integration of our technology with existing technologies to make what we call green chemicals. The end result of all of this was that we were able to demonstrate through this technical feasibility assessment that we could generate...

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