SOURCE: Infocast

April 17, 2007 19:12 ET

Major Players in the Coal to Liquid Markets to Meet in June at Infocast's First CTL Finance and Development Summit

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- A major industry building event, the Coal to Liquids Finance and Development Summit, will be held in New York City June 4 to 6, 2007.

Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana, a major supporter of CTL and other synfuel initiatives that can reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, will give the Luncheon Address. The Honorable William C. Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics and The Honorable John Vonglis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Air Force, Office of Financial Management will jointly discuss the Air Force Alternative Fuels Initiative and the private sector opportunities it could present.

In addition, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, lenders, CTL and IGCC developers, technology and equipment suppliers, coal companies, and major corporations will gather at the Summit to forge the crucial business relationships needed to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the emerging CTL markets.

Each group of market players will take the stage to share their business plans for CTL projects and investments and to identify the type of business relationships they are seeking to establish in order to further their plans. They will offer insights into:

The type of opportunities they are pursuing

The strategies they are adopting

The drivers that will determine which type of deals they are willing to make

The factors that will influence the level of their transactions in the coming year

This Summit will also provide a forum to discuss the business impacts of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding EPA regulation of carbon emissions. The CTL Summit Workshop will feature industry experts discussing carbon regulation, permitting issues and environmental drivers for clean fuel and their respective impacts on CTL projects, technology and transactions.

For further information about the Coal to Liquid Finance and Development Summit, please visit www.infocastinc.com/coalfin.html or call Daniel Sullivan at (818) 888-4445 ext. 23.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits in wind power, solar power, ethanol, carbon and biodiesel. The Summits are leading events where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network and conduct business.