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Provided is a plastic waste solid fuel incinerator comprising: an incinerator housing which has, on the upper portion thereof, a gas outlet through which combustion gas is discharged; a fuel supply unit which transfers and supplies a plastic waste solid fuel; a first combustion unit which continuously transfers and burns the supplied plastic waste solid fuel; a first air supply unit which supplies air needed for combustion to the first combustion unit; a combustion gas induction unit which induces the combustion gas generated from the first combustion unit toward the lower portion of a first combustion chamber; a second combustion unit which is arranged in the lower portion of the first combustion unit and comprises a downward injection nozzle unit which downwardly injects the combustion gas supplied through the combustion gas induction unit in order to reburn the combustion gas; and a second air supply unit which is arranged in the lower portion of the second combustion unit and supplies the air needed for combustion to the second combustion unit by downwardly injecting the air. Accordingly, there is an advantage of allowing continuous combustion using combustion gas generated during the combustion of the plastic waste solid fuel without using a separate auxiliary fuel, thereby reducing incineration costs.


HOUSTON, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) (NASDAQ:SYMX), a global leader in clean and efficient production of low-cost synthesis gas for high value energy and chemical markets, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended March 31, 2017. “During the third quarter of our fiscal year 2017, our business activities in Australia have been SES’s area of intense focus and we are now seeing these efforts accelerate. As we announced this morning, we are very excited to have entered into a definitive Technology License Agreement with Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd (AFE). SES owns approximately 40% of AFE, and through AFE, SES expects to also indirectly own an interest in the individual projects. All AFE projects will use Australia’s resources in a responsible manner, and AFE has identified several project opportunities and is expected to initially carry two projects forward into development, design and construction. The scale of these projects is quite large, each on the order of $2 billion total installed cost. The initial two projects combined have the potential to generate approximately $300 million in orders for technology licensing and equipment sales to SES,” said DeLome Fair, SES’s President and CEO. “AFE has also continued to execute on its plan to acquire additional ownership position in coal resources, such as the recently announced 270 million ton Pentland resource acquisition. Additionally, the owners of AFE created Batchfire Resources which acquired ownership of the producing Callide Mine in October 2016. These resources, along with local renewable resources, will be used in combination to fuel the AFE projects. All projects will use our clean energy technology exclusively. “This top line licensing and equipment revenue, along with future AFE equity project dividends and dividends from both AFE’s and Batchfire’s coal resources from our first global platform, and the development of additional similar platforms in other regions of the world has been, and will continue to be, our focus,” added Ms. Fair. “As we diversify our business we recognize our history in China, which has been a market that has allowed us to successfully commercialize our proprietary clean energy technology with 12 systems. In the future, our focus inside China is to make the business self-sufficient and self-funding, and to generate positive cash flow from our assets. This strategic shift of focus has allowed us to appropriately streamline our costs while retaining our core technology capabilities. This has resulted in a reduction of our company cash expenses from about $8.9 million at the beginning of this fiscal year to a projection of about $6.4 million over the next 12 months. “While Australia will be our area of intense focus over the next 12 months, we are pursuing the successful AFE model of developing platforms in additional regions of the world that have abundant coal and limited access to affordable natural gas. Opportunities for financially impactful project platforms exist in Eastern Europe, South America and the Caribbean, and we continue the process of moving these forward. Globally, we have a project pipeline with current prospective project opportunities that could exceed $20 billion in total project facilities cost. Along with Australia we continue to pursue other nearer term opportunities in South America, India, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia,” concluded Ms. Fair. AFE Technology License Agreement for Project in Australia: In May 2017, SES entered into a definitive Technology License Agreement with AFE for a large-scale project in Australia. Based on the terms of the agreement, SES will receive fees based on the licensed capacity for the project, and for the Process Design Package (PDP), totaling $27 million. It is expected that the project will purchase proprietary equipment from SES which, based on the license capacity of the project, could be valued at approximately $120 million and would be contracted soon after completion of the PDP, which is expected to start later this year and take about six months to complete. Fees are to be paid at agreed milestones across the development, design, construction, start-up and operations of the project. The entire package of technology, services and equipment is expected to provide SES with top line revenue of approximately $150 million with attractive gross profit margins. This Technology License Agreement kicks off AFE’s first project, which is expected to be the first of several AFE projects developed for industrial-scale poly-generation facilities that produce low-cost syngas, ammonia for nitrogen fertilizer and ammonium nitrate products, as well as synthetic natural gas and electric power. AFE has identified several project opportunities, and is expected to carry two of these projects forward into development, design and construction, subject to obtaining all necessary Government approvals and funding. Pentland Resource Acquisition: In April 2017, Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of AFE, acquired a 270 million ton JORC compliant coal resource lease near Pentland, Queensland. The acquired mine development lease, MDL361, has existing rail access to Townsville, QLD. Under the terms of the definitive agreement for acquiring the mine development lease AFE has completed its first of two payments and is scheduled to complete the final payment within six months. The Pentland resource is located in the northern part of the Galilee Basin which contains large quantities of Permian thermal coal. The Pentland resource has been well proven through significant bore hole evaluation work completed initially by Shell Oil Company in the 1970s and several subsequent analyses since that time. Callide Mine Operations: The AFE spin-off resource company, Batchfire Resources Pty Ltd., in which SES holds an 11.4% ownership position, continues to improve efficiencies at the Callide Mine which it acquired with uninterrupted operations in October 2016. Financial results at the mine are ahead of the original plan. The Callide Mine is a mature and significantly sized coal producer with substantial recoverable thermal coal reserves, according to Batchfire. The Callide Mine has been a major economic and employment driver for the town of Biloela and central Queensland for more than 70 years, supplemented by the commissioning of the nearby Callide Power Station in 1965. The Callide B and C power stations are leading customers for the mine’s output under long-term supply contracts, essential for major power generation facilities with a combined capacity of 1,510 megawatts. The Company has implemented significant cost reductions in China and has challenged its China team with the goals of becoming self-sufficient and self-funding with capital raised locally in China, and on generating positive cash flow from its existing assets including the Yima and Tianwo-SES joint ventures. The Company is currently evaluating all SES activities in China through this process. The Company reported revenues of $22,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 (the “Current Quarter”).  During the three months ended March 31, 2016 (the “Comparable Quarter”) total revenues were $51,000, which resulted from engineering feasibility studies and coal testing services for a customer. The Company reported $20,000 costs of sales during the Current Quarter, which related to the costs incurred for engineering studies for a customer. There was no cost of sales in the Comparable Quarter. The Company's operating loss from continuing operations for the Current Quarter was $2.7 million versus an operating loss of $2.8 million for the Comparable Quarter. The decrease in operating loss was primarily due to a reduction in general administrative expenses during the Current Quarter. The net loss attributable to stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was approximately $2.7 million during the Current Quarter versus a loss of $3.0 million for the Comparable Quarter. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $7.0 million and working capital of $5.7 million. SES’s President and CEO DeLome Fair and CAO Scott Davis will report on financial results and provide a business update beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET on May 11. To access the live conference call webcast, please log on to http://services.choruscall.com/links/symx170511.html, or the Investor Center of the corporate website: http://ir.synthesisenergy.com/index.cfm. Alternatively, interested parties may participate in SES’s conference call by phoning (877) 508-9602 (U.S.) or (412) 317-5113 (Int’l). Callers should request the “Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. call.” An archived version of the SES conference call webcast will be available, beginning approximately one hour after its completion, through June 10, 2017. Interested parties can access the telephonic replay on the Investor Center of the company’s website, or by phoning (877) 344-7529 (U.S.) or (412) 317-0088 (Int’l). The PIN access code for both the live call and replay is: 10105582. 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. 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 project with Yima to produce earnings and pay dividends; our ability to develop and expand business of the TSEC joint venture in the joint venture territory; our ability to develop our power business unit 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; the ability of the ZZ Joint Venture to retire existing facilities and equipment and build another SGT facility; the ability of Batchfire and AFE management to successfully grow and develop their Australian assets and operations, including Callide and Pentland; the economic conditions of countries where we are operating; events or circumstances which result in an impairment of our assets; our ability to reduce operating costs; our ability to make distributions and repatriate earnings from our Chinese operations; our ability to successfully commercialize our technology at a larger scale and higher pressures; commodity prices, including in particular natural gas, crude oil, methanol and power, the availability and terms of financing; our customers’ and/or our ability to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for future projects, our ability to raise additional capital, if any, 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.


HOUSTON, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) (NASDAQ:SYMX), a global leader in clean and efficient production of low-cost synthesis gas for high value energy and chemical markets, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended March 31, 2017. “During the third quarter of our fiscal year 2017, our business activities in Australia have been SES’s area of intense focus and we are now seeing these efforts accelerate. As we announced this morning, we are very excited to have entered into a definitive Technology License Agreement with Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd (AFE). SES owns approximately 40% of AFE, and through AFE, SES expects to also indirectly own an interest in the individual projects. All AFE projects will use Australia’s resources in a responsible manner, and AFE has identified several project opportunities and is expected to initially carry two projects forward into development, design and construction. The scale of these projects is quite large, each on the order of $2 billion total installed cost. The initial two projects combined have the potential to generate approximately $300 million in orders for technology licensing and equipment sales to SES,” said DeLome Fair, SES’s President and CEO. “AFE has also continued to execute on its plan to acquire additional ownership position in coal resources, such as the recently announced 270 million ton Pentland resource acquisition. Additionally, the owners of AFE created Batchfire Resources which acquired ownership of the producing Callide Mine in October 2016. These resources, along with local renewable resources, will be used in combination to fuel the AFE projects. All projects will use our clean energy technology exclusively. “This top line licensing and equipment revenue, along with future AFE equity project dividends and dividends from both AFE’s and Batchfire’s coal resources from our first global platform, and the development of additional similar platforms in other regions of the world has been, and will continue to be, our focus,” added Ms. Fair. “As we diversify our business we recognize our history in China, which has been a market that has allowed us to successfully commercialize our proprietary clean energy technology with 12 systems. In the future, our focus inside China is to make the business self-sufficient and self-funding, and to generate positive cash flow from our assets. This strategic shift of focus has allowed us to appropriately streamline our costs while retaining our core technology capabilities. This has resulted in a reduction of our company cash expenses from about $8.9 million at the beginning of this fiscal year to a projection of about $6.4 million over the next 12 months. “While Australia will be our area of intense focus over the next 12 months, we are pursuing the successful AFE model of developing platforms in additional regions of the world that have abundant coal and limited access to affordable natural gas. Opportunities for financially impactful project platforms exist in Eastern Europe, South America and the Caribbean, and we continue the process of moving these forward. Globally, we have a project pipeline with current prospective project opportunities that could exceed $20 billion in total project facilities cost. Along with Australia we continue to pursue other nearer term opportunities in South America, India, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia,” concluded Ms. Fair. AFE Technology License Agreement for Project in Australia: In May 2017, SES entered into a definitive Technology License Agreement with AFE for a large-scale project in Australia. Based on the terms of the agreement, SES will receive fees based on the licensed capacity for the project, and for the Process Design Package (PDP), totaling $27 million. It is expected that the project will purchase proprietary equipment from SES which, based on the license capacity of the project, could be valued at approximately $120 million and would be contracted soon after completion of the PDP, which is expected to start later this year and take about six months to complete. Fees are to be paid at agreed milestones across the development, design, construction, start-up and operations of the project. The entire package of technology, services and equipment is expected to provide SES with top line revenue of approximately $150 million with attractive gross profit margins. This Technology License Agreement kicks off AFE’s first project, which is expected to be the first of several AFE projects developed for industrial-scale poly-generation facilities that produce low-cost syngas, ammonia for nitrogen fertilizer and ammonium nitrate products, as well as synthetic natural gas and electric power. AFE has identified several project opportunities, and is expected to carry two of these projects forward into development, design and construction, subject to obtaining all necessary Government approvals and funding. Pentland Resource Acquisition: In April 2017, Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of AFE, acquired a 270 million ton JORC compliant coal resource lease near Pentland, Queensland. The acquired mine development lease, MDL361, has existing rail access to Townsville, QLD. Under the terms of the definitive agreement for acquiring the mine development lease AFE has completed its first of two payments and is scheduled to complete the final payment within six months. The Pentland resource is located in the northern part of the Galilee Basin which contains large quantities of Permian thermal coal. The Pentland resource has been well proven through significant bore hole evaluation work completed initially by Shell Oil Company in the 1970s and several subsequent analyses since that time. Callide Mine Operations: The AFE spin-off resource company, Batchfire Resources Pty Ltd., in which SES holds an 11.4% ownership position, continues to improve efficiencies at the Callide Mine which it acquired with uninterrupted operations in October 2016. Financial results at the mine are ahead of the original plan. The Callide Mine is a mature and significantly sized coal producer with substantial recoverable thermal coal reserves, according to Batchfire. The Callide Mine has been a major economic and employment driver for the town of Biloela and central Queensland for more than 70 years, supplemented by the commissioning of the nearby Callide Power Station in 1965. The Callide B and C power stations are leading customers for the mine’s output under long-term supply contracts, essential for major power generation facilities with a combined capacity of 1,510 megawatts. The Company has implemented significant cost reductions in China and has challenged its China team with the goals of becoming self-sufficient and self-funding with capital raised locally in China, and on generating positive cash flow from its existing assets including the Yima and Tianwo-SES joint ventures. The Company is currently evaluating all SES activities in China through this process. The Company reported revenues of $22,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 (the “Current Quarter”).  During the three months ended March 31, 2016 (the “Comparable Quarter”) total revenues were $51,000, which resulted from engineering feasibility studies and coal testing services for a customer. The Company reported $20,000 costs of sales during the Current Quarter, which related to the costs incurred for engineering studies for a customer. There was no cost of sales in the Comparable Quarter. The Company's operating loss from continuing operations for the Current Quarter was $2.7 million versus an operating loss of $2.8 million for the Comparable Quarter. The decrease in operating loss was primarily due to a reduction in general administrative expenses during the Current Quarter. The net loss attributable to stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was approximately $2.7 million during the Current Quarter versus a loss of $3.0 million for the Comparable Quarter. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $7.0 million and working capital of $5.7 million. SES’s President and CEO DeLome Fair and CAO Scott Davis will report on financial results and provide a business update beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET on May 11. To access the live conference call webcast, please log on to http://services.choruscall.com/links/symx170511.html, or the Investor Center of the corporate website: http://ir.synthesisenergy.com/index.cfm. Alternatively, interested parties may participate in SES’s conference call by phoning (877) 508-9602 (U.S.) or (412) 317-5113 (Int’l). Callers should request the “Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. call.” An archived version of the SES conference call webcast will be available, beginning approximately one hour after its completion, through June 10, 2017. Interested parties can access the telephonic replay on the Investor Center of the company’s website, or by phoning (877) 344-7529 (U.S.) or (412) 317-0088 (Int’l). The PIN access code for both the live call and replay is: 10105582. 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. 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 project with Yima to produce earnings and pay dividends; our ability to develop and expand business of the TSEC joint venture in the joint venture territory; our ability to develop our power business unit 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; the ability of the ZZ Joint Venture to retire existing facilities and equipment and build another SGT facility; the ability of Batchfire and AFE management to successfully grow and develop their Australian assets and operations, including Callide and Pentland; the economic conditions of countries where we are operating; events or circumstances which result in an impairment of our assets; our ability to reduce operating costs; our ability to make distributions and repatriate earnings from our Chinese operations; our ability to successfully commercialize our technology at a larger scale and higher pressures; commodity prices, including in particular natural gas, crude oil, methanol and power, the availability and terms of financing; our customers’ and/or our ability to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for future projects, our ability to raise additional capital, if any, 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.


As popular gym celebrates nine years in business, CAPPIES award is second in a row -- For the second year in a row, Get Fit NH has won a Capitol Area People's Preference Award  ("CAPPIES")for Best Fitness Center or Health Club. This regional recognition comes just a day after the popular training gym celebrated its ninth year in business. Co-owner Dean Carlson reflected on the anniversary:"​When we started, with nine of us in my backyard on the cool morning on May 8, 2008, at 5:00am, there was no grandiose plan of 2 locations, multiple coaches, and state, regional and national recognition."But yet this is exactly what has happened. Get Fit NH now operates two locations in Concord and Epsom and has gone from two coaches, Dean and his wife and business partner, Nancy, to six coaches. "Then, as today, it was about a group of people bonding together for a common purpose: to be the best version of ourselves we could be, through the vehicle of pursuing better health and fitness." In 2008, there were nine. Today, more than 400 clients choose to train to lose fat, get lean, and look and feel great with Get Fit NH.Just last month in the annual statewide Hippo Press voting, Get Fit NH was named "Best of the Best" gym in all of New Hampshire and their "Smart Group Training" the "Best of the Best workout class" in the entire state. Coach Nancy Carlson earned the "Best of the Best" Fitness instructor award. This makes five years in a row of  "Best of the Best" awards and eight "Best of…" awards for Get Fit NH.Nationally, Get Fit NH is one of only a handful of gyms to have earned Smart Group Training (SGT) certification. SGT is built around the Functional Movement Screen which allows personalization of the routine within a group setting to maximize each client's results. Get Fit NH asks each new student to come in for a 2 week free trial before joining. These two weeks allow them the best chance to see for themselves what taking advantage of the innovative approach at Get Fit NH will do for them.Get Fit NH is built on the philosophy that if the training isn't fun, safe, and effective, clients won't come back. "Fitness technology is huge these days," Dean says. "It makes training interesting and helps both our clients and us see and track progress, as well as make quicker adjustments to the training program as needed." In the last few years, they have added new innovations at the gym such as BioForce HRV heart rate variability testing, which monitors readiness for exercise, Fit 3D body scanning for viewing and tracking progress over time, and MyZone, which allows coaches and clients to monitor degree of effort while training.The success of Get Fit NH is due to their continuous drive to do what it takes to make their clients better. To this end they offer professional group fitness training, nutrition coaching, and seminars at two locations in Concord and Epsom. See their website, www.getfitnh.com or call 344-2651 today to make it happen for you.


Session will offer insight on the advantages of prefilled syringes and cartridges, including the various differentiators of the most commonly used syringe platforms -- pre-sterilized and bulk TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - Join industry expert Kevin Joseph Wrigley, Product & Service Manager at Vetter Pharma International GmbH as he discusses how pharmaceutical manufacturers can overcome challenges such as customization in packaging materials and production steps, dealing with complex compounds (eg, silicone sensitivity), and reduced particle load. Change is inevitable and so, we must adapt. This is perhaps no more true than in the drug manufacturing industry where a rapidly aging world population has created the demand for novel approaches to complex issues. By 2050, it is projected that the numbers of individuals aged 65 and older will have increased to be more than double that of children aged 5. This trend is primarily within Europe; however, some Asian and Latin American countries are also experiencing rapid growth, leading to an increase in chronic diseases including diabetes and osteoporosis. For the (bio-)pharmaceutical industry, these circumstances have created the demand for safe, easily administered injectable drugs for patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare payers alike. The industry response has been encouraging and includes the introduction of prefilled cartridges and syringes that can augment the traditional vial approach. But increased competition among leading brands of injectable drugs such as novel therapeutics has also led to a need not just for self-administration systems, but for product differentiation as well: Cartridges and syringes and, in particular, specialized technologies like dual-chamber systems offer innovative delivery options that allow for not just patient-friendly administration, but also help in achieving market advantages at launch and valuable life cycle management strategies. But how does a drug manufacturer make the right choice of packaging when developing their drug product in a patient-friendly device system? And how do you choose the right CDMO when developing a compound in such devices? The answer to these questions is often highly dependent on the specific drug and market characteristics. Webinar highlights include innovations in self-administration devices that can help meet the needs of the aging world population. By attending this webinar you will: Join Kevin Joseph Wrigley for a live broadcast on Thursday, June 8, 2017 10am EDT or 7am PDT (NA) / 3pm BST (UK) / 4pm CEST (EU-Central) / 10pm SGT (Singapore) / 11pm JST (Japan). For more information about this free event, visit: Self-Administration Injection Systems - A Change in Market Trends Requires a Rethinking of Your Compounds Packaging Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global Life Sciences community. Every year thousands of industry practitioners (from pharmaceutical & biotech companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers. To learn more about Xtalks visit http://xtalks.com For information about hosting a webinar visit http://xtalks.com/sponsorship.ashx


News Article | May 25, 2017
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Throughout this webinar, participants will learn from a number of Terumo BCT case studies, describing how process development and economic goals were achieved in both industry and academic settings. Attendees will learn from new results of T-cell expansion using a hollow-fiber bioreactor system, along with techniques for scaling production of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and new approach to viral vector production. Results include up to a 500-fold expansion of T-cells in 12 days, 40 percent reduction in cost of goods (COGs) of growing cells for an allogeneic therapy, and automated viral vector production with titers similar to flask-based processes. Particular attention will be directed toward the process changes often needed to meet these goals. The speaker for this event will be Dr. Jim Beltzer, senior cell Processing specialist at Terumo BCT. Beltzer earned a doctorate in biochemistry from the Purdue University. Prior to joining Terumo BCT, Beltzer was the lead scientist for the research and development of Corning® Synthemax®, a synthetic growth surface for the culture of human embryonic stem cells at Corning Life Sciences. He was a co-founder of RETT Corporation and was a key player in the industrialization of several technology platforms. LabRoots will host this even May 31, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PDT, 9:00 a.m. SGT, 12:00 p.m. AEDT. To read more about this event, learn of the continuing education credits offered, or to register for free, click here. ABOUT TERUMO BCT Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, is the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction technologies. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers. ABOUT LABROOTS LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.


News Article | May 26, 2017
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Michael Suffredini has big business plans for low Earth orbit. After a decade as NASA’s program manager for the International Space Station (ISS) he retired from the agency in September 2015 to pursue opportunities in the private sector, convinced that a golden age of commercial spaceflight was dawning. Partnering with Kam Ghaffarian, CEO of SGT, the company that operates the ISS for NASA and also trains America’s astronauts, Suffredini co-founded Axiom Space in early 2016. As Axiom’s president, Suffredini’s goal is simple: to build and fly the world’s first private space station, using the ISS as a springboard. The company is in talks with NASA to install a new commercial module on the ISS’s sole available unused docking port as early as 2020 or 2021, and is presently planning the module’s construction and flight with aerospace manufacturers and launch providers. Axiom’s module would be the foundation for a full-blown private space station that would debut after the ISS’s retirement, which is tentatively slated for 2024. Detached before the ISS is deorbited to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, Axiom’s module would remain in orbit to serve as the private station’s first section. Axiom, however, is not alone in its bid for private piggybacking on the ISS. Another company, Bigelow Aerospace, is already occupying an ISS port with its bedroom-size Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, a test facility for its own line of proprietary “inflatable” commercial space stations. Bigelow’s next major project—a much larger inflatable module in partnership with United Launch Alliance—could fly as soon as 2020. It may directly compete with Axiom for the ISS’s last free docking port, and mastery of what could be a multibillion-dollar emerging market in low Earth orbit hundreds of kilometers overhead. Suffredini spoke with Scientific American about Axiom’s plans, the ISS’s legacy and the race to loft a commercial space station. [An edited transcript of the interview follows.] People have talked about making private space stations for decades, even before on-orbit construction began on the ISS. Why is now the right time to finally make this a reality? It is clear to me there is a growing need for a private space station. Our vision is to make living and working in Earth orbit commonplace as a means to sustain deep-space exploration. But in order to build a sustainable exploration capability we have to have a low Earth orbit platform. It’s not reasonable to expect that we can do a sustained exploratory program without the capability of testing systems and studying human adaptation to space in low Earth orbit. So that’s a given, in my mind. In order to do that though, in order for governments to explore, they can’t really all afford their own infrastructure in low Earth orbit. To me the only reasonable solution is to have a viable commercial platform that governments can use when they need to—not have to own and operate—and to be able to use at the level they need when they need [it]. Not as an anchor tenant where you come in and you’re always paying this bill. But rather where, okay, you have some work or testing that needs done, you go get it done, and you move on to the next thing. We want to make sure everybody who wants to work in space today has a place they can go to, to do whatever it is they’re doing without having to needlessly start over. That saves costs. Bill Gerstenmaier [NASA’s chief of human spaceflight] has said NASA is going to cede low Earth orbit to commercial industry at some point. The writing is on the wall. So I do think the time is right. We think there are six sectors that make up a plausible revenue stream, and if you look at the business case across all of them you realize, yeah, there’s a market there that can support something like Axiom today, and that market will grow over time. You go off and do your math and see how much it’ll cost to build and operate your station—and if your projections say you’ll make a buck and be a healthy company, that’s what you do. And that’s what our analysis told us. What are the six sectors? Let’s start with the ones you probably will recognize first: Scientific research. Manufacturing on orbit. And something I refer to as “exploration system testing.” That’s all the testing they do on ISS today to get ready for deep-space missions. Today it’s technology demonstration, tomorrow it’ll be testing smaller scale versions of systems for deep-space exploration. Then they’ll build final systems designs and test those for long periods. And then there’s also all the research about human responses to spaceflight—I consider that exploration system testing, too. But really it’s to support whatever the exploration crowd needs to make sure their systems will do what they want far from home. Then there’s tourism, which is very easy to understand. There’s also advertising and branding, something not done much on ISS today but that could be done more on a commercial station. It’s not a huge market, but it’s noticeable. I’m counting only five… I saved the best for last. The last sector is something I believe Axiom is uniquely able to provide, which is helping more governments get into the business of human spaceflight. There are lots of countries that want to have a meaningful astronaut program, flying their citizens as astronauts rather than as tourists. The associated technology development can help stimulate economy and industry, drive STEM education, boost national pride and a country’s global image. So many countries are interested in getting into that. Axiom’s mix of very talented folks and our pool of capabilities put us in a unique position to help countries identify what is needed to become spacefaring, and to train their astronauts for two years or even a bit more, then fly them to orbit for extended periods of time—maybe 60 days just starting out when our module is attached to ISS all the way up to 180 days when we separate and form our own station. We’ll give them high-performance jet training, just like NASA’s astronauts. We’ll give them extravehicular activity experience—spacewalks. They’ll go through all these normal processes to be certified as astronauts. And over time we’ll help the countries develop in situ capabilities for all of that so they can do their own training and operations, and maybe even bring their own modules to our space station at some point. Because most of these countries want to participate in the partnership that I believe will happen to explore beyond low Earth orbit. When we go beyond low Earth orbit, we should do it as a planet, not as a single country. So that’s the sixth: this opportunity to train up and fly new astronauts and help more countries build human spaceflight programs. It sounds like you could get enough business to justify a private space station right now. So why bring modules to the ISS first? We’re bringing our first modules to the ISS in order to transition the legacy that exists, and to continue it. On ISS, whatever year it’s going to end, about two years before that people will stop making hardware to fly because it just wouldn’t be on orbit long enough to justify investment. You’d end up with a dip [in activity], and nobody wants that. That means the most important part of this idea is to make sure we build and launch our modules and get this transition done before the ISS retires, which could happen as soon as 2024, according to NASA’s plan. So we’re staying pretty busy. What odds would you place on the 2024 retirement? What do you think is the most likely future of the ISS right now? Well, I hate to gamble in public on 2024. The sooner ISS gets out of orbit, the sooner NASA saves three and a half or even four billion dollars per year, depending on when exactly they deorbit. That’s NASA’s yearly operating cost. And then you look at all the other government partners, and between all of them they’re in it probably close to a billion dollars more in terms of yearly costs. That’s money that could instead be spent on exploration work, which makes 2024 seem desirable. We don’t actually have to decide whether to retire the ISS for another several years. NASA probably doesn’t have to decide until 2020, although the partners would rather decide in 2019 because that’s when their next ministerial council meeting is—those meetings are on a three-year schedule, and 2022 would be pretty late. But there is one unused, available docking port right now on the ISS. So now I’m saying we need a commitment from NASA for that port for somebody, some entity that wants to try to [build private space stations]. The ISS can really only support one more significantly large module, mostly due to power constraints. The sooner NASA makes that decision on giving the port to somebody, then the more informed they’ll be when they have to decide whether to extend the ISS or not. Because then they’ll be able to see how close whomever they select is, in terms of manufacturing and testing and delivering to the launchpad. So rather than assume an end date, I think the better thing is for us to make those early decisions to make sure a commercial entity can prove itself and help the agencies make an informed decision as soon as possible on actually extending ISS. There’s got to be competition for that port, then. Are you worried about competitors like Bigelow Aerospace, which is already using the ISS to test technology for their planned private space station? We’re really focused on us right now—our product, and making it the best it can be to customers and to NASA when we put our proposal in. You’re right, Bigelow has been very overt about their desire to fly, but I don’t know enough about what they’re doing to say how viable they are. What I do know is they are planning on using inflatable technology. Inflatable modules are pretty cool but they have their challenges. How the material itself works is being tested on orbit today, but there’s a very big trick in figuring out how you’re going to outfit inflatables—where all the plumbing and other systems will go, and how you’re going to ensure stale pockets of air don’t form inside, since that’s something that could asphyxiate a crew. There are all kinds of things that need to be done—and I’m sure they will be—but in the near term I think that’s much further away than the time frame we need to fly. At Axiom our concern is about getting to orbit as soon as possible. We really want to fly in early 2020 or 2021. You mentioned that keeping the ISS up and running costs NASA alone about $3.5 billion each year. That’s a lot of money—probably too much for a commercial enterprise to presently sustain—and it doesn’t account for the developmental costs or the costs shouldered by international partners. So why would a private space station be cheaper? Well, that’s a good question. I have almost a dissertation on how we’ll operate to reduce costs. Inherently we will procure differently than governments do, and we will also use new technologies and apply lessons we’ve learned from the ISS. The space industry started about 50 years ago, and at the time they didn’t have all the advanced manufacturing techniques we have now, and they didn’t have as many competing companies or clients. We’ll compete the contract for building our module to get a good price, and the module’s internals will be systems you can largely use on the ground. It will be built using manufacturing techniques common to commercial industry today. ASE standards, which originated in automotive repair, will be a benchmark—SpaceX already uses ASE standards for a lot of things. Using “space grade” parts under those criteria is not necessary when other, cheaper parts can do the same job. Everything will be checked and checked again to make sure we can safely use those relieved standards—but that will largely be possible. So we’re taking maximum advantage of the way the industry has evolved so as to reduce the amount of very specialized requirements and verifications for much of what we’ll have installed in these modules. And if something we have installed there gives you a hard time, you just take it out, plug in a new one, and go on; we’ll be working in a “plug and play” landscape. And all that means we’re driving the cost of each module way down. Speaking of “lessons learned from the ISS,” that space station, of course, has been controversial. Some advocates of space exploration see it as a detour or a dead weight that has kept us from returning to the moon or going on to Mars. Many scientists believe its relatively meager research returns have not justified its immense multibillion-dollar cost. Couldn’t similar criticisms be raised against commercial space stations like Axiom’s, too? You know, this is always a hard conversation to have. When we went to the moon, it wasn’t really because we were interested in the rocks that were there. We were trying to prove to the world that we were technologically very capable. It really was about our concerns in the nuclear age and whether we were technically superior to those we considered to be our potential adversaries. And it drove a huge investment in space, which we benefited from. The ISS is no different, although it was built with a vision by some that we would have this station as the first step toward collaborative deep-space exploration. After the collapse of the Soviet Union we wanted to cooperate with the Russians in a big way, and that was a huge forcing function on the entire project. There were all kinds of impacts from that. We had to fly it in a different [orbital] inclination around the Earth to make it easier to reach using Russian rockets, which complicated things, but it was ultimately approved because of the political influence it gained from that international collaboration. The ISS was a fantastic vehicle for what we wanted it to do—we were trying to get a bunch of nations with a capability on orbit that we shared, but that at the same time could call our own. The biggest influence it has had is what it’s done for us as countries working and playing together in space. Despite all the political turmoil of the past few years, in particular with the relationship between Russia and some Western countries, the ISS has always remained completely unscathed. It is a place where we work together—not as citizens of nations but as human beings—advancing our cause together. So you end up with this vehicle with all these modules from all these different countries and they have to all integrate and work together, and that made it much bigger and more expensive than what we’d need for a specific research purpose that was out there. If you look at the ISS from the standpoint of the world stage and the advancement of America’s ability to lead in spaceflight, I think it has been huge. If you believe exploration is important to this planet and to our species, it has played an even bigger role. But if you look at it from any single pure and very specific viewpoint—like the desire for a robust research bonanza—well, it’s a different conversation. The ISS has supported a lot of really good research, but if you measured it by the number of Nobel Prize winners that won because of something done onboard, you would be very disappointed. But when you consider it more broadly than just research capability, I think it has been an amazing platform. And extending that—building another platform we expect to be used by the international community—is very important to what we are doing at Axiom.


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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Clean Energy Company Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMX) as the Houston, Texas based Company announced the acquisition of a 270 million ton JORC compliant coal resource lease near Pentland, Queensland, Australia on April 18, 2017. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Synthesis Energy Systems' competitors within the Specialty Chemicals space, Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK), is estimated to report earnings on May 02, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Westlake Chemical following the release of its next earnings results. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on SYMX; touching on WLK. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. The mine development lease MDL361 was acquired by Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd (AFE). Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd was formed by AFE specifically to manage the Pentland project. SES owns 40% stake in AFE, a privately owned Australian Company. As per the agreed terms of acquiring the mine development lease, AFE has already paid the first two instalments and will be making the third and final payment within the next six months. Commenting on the acquisition of mine development lease, Robert W. Rigdon, Vice Chairman of SES and Deputy Chairman of AFE said: "AFE once again delivers another important component of its business plan. When developed, this significantly sized Pentland resource acquisition of marketable coal additionally represents a significant amount of unmarketable coal from which AFE can manufacture low-cost urea and substitute natural gas, among other products." The Pentland mining resource is located in the northern part of the Galilee Basin, which is known for its vast quantities of Permian thermal coal. The quality of coal at this location is JORC compliant thermal coal. The site has an existing rail access to Townsville, Queensland. The JORC Code is a professional code of practice overseen by the global Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO). The Code sets minimum standards and a mandatory system for public reporting of results, mineral resources, and ore reserves. SES is a technology Company that uses its proprietary technology by converting low-cost and low-grade coal, biomass and municipal solid waste into clean, high-value synthesis gas (syngas) and methane. SES's technology can also produce high-purity hydrogen which can be used as transportation fuel. SES technology can easily cater to the fuel needs for both large-scale and efficient small- to medium-scale operations. AFE's main purpose is to develop business opportunities in Australia for manufacturing a range of clean energy and chemical products from unmarketable and waste coals generated in the coal mining process. AFE uses SES's proprietary technology for conversion of these waste products into clean energy products like fertilizers, natural gas, power, and industrial fuel gas. The technology benefits both the coal owners / operators as well as the environment at the same time provides a low-cost energy source for feedstocks. In 2016, AFE had acquired Callide coal mine operations and founded Batchfire Pty, Ltd (‘Batchfire'). Batchfire currently owns and operates the Callide coal mines. Recently on April 12, 2017, SES together with its joint venture partner China's Suzhou THVOW Technology Company announced the completion of the first and largest SES Gasification Technology (SGT) project. The project, which became operational, was one of the three SGT projects being installed by Aluminum Corporation of China. SES has a total of 12 commercial gasification systems in China. At the closing bell, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Synthesis Energy Systems' stock tumbled 5.38%, ending the trading session at $0.88. A total volume of 57.74 thousand shares were traded at the end of the day. In the previous three months, shares of the Company have surged 14.29%. At Tuesday's closing price, the stock's net capitalization stands at $76.62 million. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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Neither AWS nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit http://www.activewallst.com/disclaimer/. For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Clean Energy Company Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMX) as the Houston, Texas based Company announced the acquisition of a 270 million ton JORC compliant coal resource lease near Pentland, Queensland, Australia on April 18, 2017. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Synthesis Energy Systems' competitors within the Specialty Chemicals space, Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK), is estimated to report earnings on May 02, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Westlake Chemical following the release of its next earnings results. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on SYMX; touching on WLK. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. The mine development lease MDL361 was acquired by Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd (AFE). Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd was formed by AFE specifically to manage the Pentland project. SES owns 40% stake in AFE, a privately owned Australian Company. As per the agreed terms of acquiring the mine development lease, AFE has already paid the first two instalments and will be making the third and final payment within the next six months. Commenting on the acquisition of mine development lease, Robert W. Rigdon, Vice Chairman of SES and Deputy Chairman of AFE said: "AFE once again delivers another important component of its business plan. When developed, this significantly sized Pentland resource acquisition of marketable coal additionally represents a significant amount of unmarketable coal from which AFE can manufacture low-cost urea and substitute natural gas, among other products." The Pentland mining resource is located in the northern part of the Galilee Basin, which is known for its vast quantities of Permian thermal coal. The quality of coal at this location is JORC compliant thermal coal. The site has an existing rail access to Townsville, Queensland. The JORC Code is a professional code of practice overseen by the global Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO). The Code sets minimum standards and a mandatory system for public reporting of results, mineral resources, and ore reserves. SES is a technology Company that uses its proprietary technology by converting low-cost and low-grade coal, biomass and municipal solid waste into clean, high-value synthesis gas (syngas) and methane. SES's technology can also produce high-purity hydrogen which can be used as transportation fuel. SES technology can easily cater to the fuel needs for both large-scale and efficient small- to medium-scale operations. AFE's main purpose is to develop business opportunities in Australia for manufacturing a range of clean energy and chemical products from unmarketable and waste coals generated in the coal mining process. AFE uses SES's proprietary technology for conversion of these waste products into clean energy products like fertilizers, natural gas, power, and industrial fuel gas. The technology benefits both the coal owners / operators as well as the environment at the same time provides a low-cost energy source for feedstocks. In 2016, AFE had acquired Callide coal mine operations and founded Batchfire Pty, Ltd (‘Batchfire'). Batchfire currently owns and operates the Callide coal mines. Recently on April 12, 2017, SES together with its joint venture partner China's Suzhou THVOW Technology Company announced the completion of the first and largest SES Gasification Technology (SGT) project. The project, which became operational, was one of the three SGT projects being installed by Aluminum Corporation of China. SES has a total of 12 commercial gasification systems in China. At the closing bell, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Synthesis Energy Systems' stock tumbled 5.38%, ending the trading session at $0.88. A total volume of 57.74 thousand shares were traded at the end of the day. In the previous three months, shares of the Company have surged 14.29%. At Tuesday's closing price, the stock's net capitalization stands at $76.62 million. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Clean Energy Company Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMX) as the Houston, Texas based Company announced the acquisition of a 270 million ton JORC compliant coal resource lease near Pentland, Queensland, Australia on April 18, 2017. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Synthesis Energy Systems' competitors within the Specialty Chemicals space, Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK), is estimated to report earnings on May 02, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Westlake Chemical following the release of its next earnings results. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on SYMX; touching on WLK. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. The mine development lease MDL361 was acquired by Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd (AFE). Great Northern Energy Pty Ltd was formed by AFE specifically to manage the Pentland project. SES owns 40% stake in AFE, a privately owned Australian Company. As per the agreed terms of acquiring the mine development lease, AFE has already paid the first two instalments and will be making the third and final payment within the next six months. Commenting on the acquisition of mine development lease, Robert W. Rigdon, Vice Chairman of SES and Deputy Chairman of AFE said: "AFE once again delivers another important component of its business plan. When developed, this significantly sized Pentland resource acquisition of marketable coal additionally represents a significant amount of unmarketable coal from which AFE can manufacture low-cost urea and substitute natural gas, among other products." The Pentland mining resource is located in the northern part of the Galilee Basin, which is known for its vast quantities of Permian thermal coal. The quality of coal at this location is JORC compliant thermal coal. The site has an existing rail access to Townsville, Queensland. The JORC Code is a professional code of practice overseen by the global Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO). The Code sets minimum standards and a mandatory system for public reporting of results, mineral resources, and ore reserves. SES is a technology Company that uses its proprietary technology by converting low-cost and low-grade coal, biomass and municipal solid waste into clean, high-value synthesis gas (syngas) and methane. SES's technology can also produce high-purity hydrogen which can be used as transportation fuel. SES technology can easily cater to the fuel needs for both large-scale and efficient small- to medium-scale operations. AFE's main purpose is to develop business opportunities in Australia for manufacturing a range of clean energy and chemical products from unmarketable and waste coals generated in the coal mining process. AFE uses SES's proprietary technology for conversion of these waste products into clean energy products like fertilizers, natural gas, power, and industrial fuel gas. The technology benefits both the coal owners / operators as well as the environment at the same time provides a low-cost energy source for feedstocks. In 2016, AFE had acquired Callide coal mine operations and founded Batchfire Pty, Ltd (‘Batchfire'). Batchfire currently owns and operates the Callide coal mines. Recently on April 12, 2017, SES together with its joint venture partner China's Suzhou THVOW Technology Company announced the completion of the first and largest SES Gasification Technology (SGT) project. The project, which became operational, was one of the three SGT projects being installed by Aluminum Corporation of China. SES has a total of 12 commercial gasification systems in China. At the closing bell, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Synthesis Energy Systems' stock tumbled 5.38%, ending the trading session at $0.88. A total volume of 57.74 thousand shares were traded at the end of the day. In the previous three months, shares of the Company have surged 14.29%. At Tuesday's closing price, the stock's net capitalization stands at $76.62 million. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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