Synthesis Energy Systems and Suzhou THVOW Technology Announce Final Negotiations for a Restructuring Agreement for Tianwo-SES Clean Energy Technologies Co.

8/14/17

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) (NASDAQ:SYMX), a global leader in the clean and efficient production of low-cost synthesis gas for high value energy and chemical products, today announced that its Tianwo-SES Clean Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. (Tianwo-SES) joint venture partner, Suzhou THVOW Technology Co., Ltd. (THVOW) (Shenzhen listing code:002564), reported in a press release dated August 11, 2017 that the parties are restructuring Tianwo-SES. SES confirms that the Company is finalizing the details of the restructuring agreement, and that the total deal value is expected to be 11 million Yuan (approximately $1.65 million).

SES President and CEO, DeLome Fair, commented: “This restructuring of Tianwo-SES, our Shanghai-based technology and equipment supply partnership with THVOW, includes the entry of the Innovative Coal Chemical Design Institute (ICCDI) which brings more engineering and construction expertise into Tianwo-SES alongside THVOW’s global equipment manufacturing and supply and our leading syngas technology capabilities. ICCDI engineered and constructed all three CHALCO operating syngas projects using our technology today. We are pleased to be nearing completion of what we believe will be a mutually beneficial agreement with our Tianwo-SES partner. As part of the restructuring we expect to reduce our ownership position in Tianwo-SES from our original 35% holdings to 25%.”

As part of the first step of the agreements to be finalized, SES has received an initial payment of 1.2 million Yuan (approximately $180,000) for all outstanding invoices for services SES has provided to Tianwo-SES.

SES, through its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Asia Technologies, Ltd., originally entered into definitive agreements to form the Tianwo-SES joint venture with THVOW, formerly Zhangjiagang Chemical Machinery Co., Ltd. in February 2014. Since formation, Tianwo-SES successfully completed the supply of specialty equipment and technology related to SES’s syngas generation technology to the three CHALCO projects built by ICCDI.

About Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Synthesis Energy Systems (SES) is a Houston-based technology company focused on generating clean, high-value energy from low-cost and low-grade coal, biomass and municipal solid waste through its proprietary technology for conversion of these resources into a clean synthesis gas (syngas) and methane. SES’s proprietary technology enables the production of clean, low-cost power, industrial fuel gas, chemicals, fertilizers, transportation fuels, and substitute natural gas, replacing expensive natural gas-based energy. SES’s technology can also produce high-purity hydrogen for cleaner transportation fuels. SES 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, waste coals, biomass, and municipal solid waste feedstocks. SES: Growth With Blue Skies. For more information, please visit: www.synthesisenergy.com.

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