Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  


Organization and Going Concern

Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (“SEER,” “we,” or the “Company”), a Nevada corporation, is a provider of next-generation clean-technologies, waste management innovations and related services. SEER has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in continuing operations, and three majority-owned subsidiaries; all of which together provide technology solutions and services to companies primarily in the oil and gas, refining, landfill, food, beverage & agriculture and renewable fuel industries. The three wholly-owned subsidiaries include: 1) REGS, LLC (d/b/a Resource Environmental Group Services (“REGS”)) provides industrial and proprietary cleaning services to refineries, oil fields and other private and governmental entities; 2) MV, LLC (d/b/a MV Technologies) (“MV”), designs and builds biogas conditioning solutions for the production of renewable natural gas and odor control systems primarily for landfill operations, waste-water treatment facilities, oil and gas fields, refineries, municipalities and food, beverage & agriculture operations throughout the U.S.; 3) SEER Environmental Materials, LLC,(“SEM”), a materials technology company focused on development of cost-effective chemical absorbents.

The three majority-owned subsidiaries are; 1) Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC ("PWS"), 2) ReaCH4Biogas ("Reach"), and 3) PelleChar, LLC (“PelleChar”). PWS is currently owned 54% by SEER (see Note 8), Reach is owned 85% by SEER, and PelleChar is owned 90% by SEER.

PWS is developing specific opportunities to deploy and commercialize patented technologies for a non-thermal plasma-assisted oxidation process that makes possible the clean and efficient destruction of solid hazardous chemical and biological waste (i.e., regulated medical waste, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and refinery tank waste, etc.) without landfilling or traditional incineration and without harmful emissions. Additionally, PWS’ technology "cleans" and conditions emissions and gaseous waste streams (i.e., volatile organic compounds and other greenhouse gases) generated from diverse sources such as refineries, oil fields, and many others.

Reach (the trade name for BeneFuels, LLC), is currently owned 85% by SEER and focuses specifically on developing renewable biomethane projects that convert raw biogas to pipeline quality gas and/or compressed natural gas ("CNG") for fleet vehicle fuel. Reach had minimal operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.

PelleChar was established in September 2018 and is currently owned 90% by SEER. Pellechar has secured third-party pellet manufacturing capabilities from one of the nation’s premier pellet manufacturers.  Working closely with Biochar Now, LLC, Pellechar intends to commence sales in early 2019 of its proprietary pellets containing the proven and superior Biochar Now product starting with the landscaping and big agriculture markets.  At this time, Pellechar is the only company able to offer a soil amendment pellet containing the Biochar Now product that is produced using the patented pyrolytic process. PelleChar’s activity for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was limited to formation and initial capitalization only. 

Principals of Consolidation 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of SEER, its wholly-owned subsidiaries, REGS, MV and SEM and its majority-owned subsidiaries PWS, Reach and PelleChar, since their respective acquisition or formation dates. All material intercompany accounts, transactions, and profits have been eliminated in consolidation. The Company has non-controlling interest in joint ventures, which are reported on the equity method. 

Going Concern 

As shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company has experienced recurring losses, and has an accumulated deficit of approximately $24.3 million as of September 30, 2018, and $21.5 million as of December 31, 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 we had net losses from continuing operations before adjustment for losses attributable to non-controlling interest of approximately $2.9 million and $3.6 million, respectively. As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 our current liabilities exceed our current assets by approximately $5.3 million and $5.2 million, respectively. The Company has limited common shares available for issue which may limit the ability to raise capital or settle debt through issuance of shares. These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue to operate as a going concern for a period of at least one year after the date of the issuance of our audited financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2017.

Realization of a major portion of our assets as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, is dependent upon our continued operations. The Company is dependent on generating additional revenue or obtaining adequate capital to fund operating losses until it becomes profitable. In addition, we have undertaken a number of specific steps to continue to operate as a going concern. We continue to focus on developing organic growth in our operating companies, diversifying our service customer base and market concentrations and improving gross and net margins through increased attention to pricing, aggressive cost management and overhead reductions. Critical to achieving profitability will be our ability to license and or sell, permit and operate through our joint ventures and licensees our CoronaLux™ waste destruction units. We have increased our business development efforts to address opportunities identified in expanding domestic markets attributable to increased federal and state emission control regulations (particularly in the nation’s oil and gas fields) and a growing demand for energy conservation and renewable energies. In addition, the Company is evaluating various forms of financing that may be available to it. There can be no assurance that the Company will secure additional financing for working capital, increase revenues and achieve the desired result of net income and positive cash flow from operations in future years. These financial statements do not give any effect to any adjustments that would be necessary should the Company be unable to report on a going concern basis.

Basis of presentation Unaudited Interim Financial Information

The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all of the normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position and results of operations as of and for the periods presented. The interim results are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year or any future period.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the interim information presented not misleading. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Report on Form 10-K filed on April 17, 2018 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.