Synthesis Energy Systems Announces Sales of Methanol at Commercial Scale at its Yima Joint Venture Plant

 Synthesis Energy Systems Announces Sales of Methanol at Commercial Scale at
                         its Yima Joint Venture Plant

SES Gasifier Systems Proving Operational Robustness and Flexibility During
Ramp Up to Full Production Capacity

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SYMX) ("SES") announced today that its Yima Joint Venture project in Henan
Province, China, has recently ramped up methanol production to 60 percent of
total design capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year and is now selling its
methanol product to a local industrial company.

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Robert Rigdon, President and CEO of SES, stated, "The Yima JV plant is
progressing well and is achieving important methanol production rate
milestones as well as proving out the capability, robustness and flexibility
of the SES gasification systems operating there, including the first gasifier
system, which is now operating at 90 percent of capacity. We expect the Yima
Joint Venture to continue this positive operating trend and transition from
its commissioning and startup phase into full commercial operation over the
summer, with sales ramping up accordingly."

Mr. Rigdon continued, "Our accomplishments at Yima have occurred
simultaneously with the strong progress we are making to complete the
commercial agreements that will allow us to restart the ZZ Joint Venture unit
later this year and produce methanol and generate sales there as well. Having
our two plants in China operating at the same time with good commercial
results is a major and achievable objective that we believe will have a
positive impact on our financial results in China. We look forward to
providing additional information in the near term."

About Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

SES provides technology, equipment and engineering services for the conversion
of low rank, low cost coal and biomass feedstocks into energy and chemical
products. Its strategy is to create value through providing technology and
equipment in regions where low rank coals and biomass feedstocks can be
profitably converted into high value products through its proprietary U-GAS^®
fluidized bed gasification technology, which SES licenses from the Gas
Technology Institute. U-GAS^® 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 the ability of SES 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) the ability of SES 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.
SES currently has offices in Houston, Texas, and Shanghai, China. For more
information on SES, please visit or call (713)

SES 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 development stage of the operations of
SES, its estimate of the sufficiency of existing capital sources, its ability
to successfully develop its licensing business, its ability to raise
additional capital to fund cash requirements for future investments and
operations including its China platform initiative, its ability to reduce
operating costs, the limited history and viability of its technology,
commodity prices and the availability and terms of financing opportunities,
its results of operations in foreign countries, its ability to diversify, its
ability to complete the restructuring of the ZZ joint venture, its ability to
obtain the necessary approvals and permits for future projects, the estimated
timetables for achieving mechanical completion and commencing commercial
operations for the Yima project as well as the ability of the Yima project to
produce revenues and earnings, the sufficiency of internal controls and
procedures, its ability to grow its business and generate revenues and
earnings as a result of its proposed China and India platform initiatives and
its relationship with Crystal Vision Energy, as well as its joint venture with
Midas Resource Partners, and its ability to develop its power business unit
and marketing arrangement with GE and its other business verticals, steel and
renewables. Although SES believes that in making such forward-looking
statements its 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. SES cannot assure you
that the assumptions upon which these statements are based will prove to have
been correct.

SOURCE Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Contact: Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., Kevin Kelly, Chief Accounting
Officer, (713) 579-0600,; MBS Value Partners,
LLC, Matthew D. Haines (Investors), Managing Director, (212) 710-9686,; Feintuch Communications (Media), Richard Anderson,
Senior Managing Director, (718) 986-1596,
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