July 16, 2008

Newt Gingrich to Deliver Keynote Address at Gasification Technologies Conference, October 6, in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gasification Technologies Council (GTC) today announced that former Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich will deliver the keynote address at the Gasification Technologies Conference on October 6 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington D.C.

"Solving our mounting energy challenges requires a mainstream, entrepreneurial approach and gasification has an important role to play," Gingrich said. "Despite what some will tell you, free enterprise and a cleaner world are not opposing forces."

"Lawmakers and business leaders need to embrace gasification technologies as part of the array of energy solutions that will take us forward," he said.

"Wherever you exist on the political spectrum, Newt Gingrich is widely recognized as a font of new ideas, new approaches and lively debate. We are looking very forward to his participation at the 2008 Gasification Technologies Conference," said Gasification Technologies Council Executive Director James Childress.

The Gasification Technologies Conference will run from October 5 to 8. Mr. Gingrich will speak Monday, October 6, starting at 8:30 a.m. A question and answer session will follow.

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Gasification is a flexible, reliable, and clean energy technology that can turn a variety of low-value feedstocks into high-value products, help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and natural gas, and provide a clean alternative source of baseload electricity, fertilizers, fuels, and chemicals.

Gasification has been reliably used on a commercial scale worldwide for more than 50 years in the refining, fertilizer, and chemical industries, and for more than 35 years in the electric power industry.

GTC represents more than 75 companies involved in the development, licensing, and use of gasification technologies as well as engineering, construction, equipment manufacturing and production of synthesis gas by gasification from coal, petroleum coke, heavy oils and other hydrocarbons. GTC member companies lead gasification projects -- as plant owners, technology suppliers, or equipment/service suppliers -- that account for more than 95 percent of world synthesis gas capacity.

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CONTACT: Jim Childress of Gasification Technologies Council,+1-703-276-0110, [email protected]; or Breanne Reynolds,+1-202-828-8849, [email protected], for Gasification TechnologiesCouncil

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