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Organization and Financial Condition

Organization and Financial Condition
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Financial Condition



Organization and Going Concern


Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (“SEER,” 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 operating subsidiaries 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”)) provided industrial and proprietary cleaning services to refineries, oil fields and other private and governmental entities, which is included in discontinued operations for fiscal years 2019. REGS is solely engaged in building kilns after the industrial cleaning has been discontinued; 2) MV, LLC (d/b/a MV Technologies) (“MV”), designs and builds biogas conditioning solutions for the production of renewable natural gas, odor control systems and natural gas vapor capture primarily for landfill operations, waste-water treatment facilities, oil and gas fields, refineries, municipalities and food, beverage & agriculture operations throughout the U.S.; 3) Strategic Environmental Materials, LLC,(“SEM”), a materials technology company focused on development of cost-effective chemical absorbents.


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


PWS has and continues to develop 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 treating biogas for conversion to pipeline quality gas and/or compressed natural gas (“CNG”) for fleet vehicle fuel. Reach had minimal operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.


PelleChar was established in September 2018 and is owned 90% by SEER as of December 31, 2019. Pellechar has secured third-party pellet manufacturing capabilities from one of the nation’s premier pellet manufacturer. Working closely with Biochar Now, LLC, Pellechar commenced sales in late 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. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 PelleChar had minimal activity related to formation, and an increasing sales effort.


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 accumulated a deficit of approximately $27.6 million as of March 31, 2020, and $27.0 million as of December 31, 2019. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, and 2019, the Company incurred net losses from continuing operations of approximately $0.7 million and $0.2 million, respectively. The Company had a working capital deficit of approximately $7.6 million at March 31, 2020, a increase of $0.6 million in working capital deficit from $7.0 million at December 31, 2019. These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue to operate as a going concern.

Realization of a major portion of the Company’s assets as of March 31, 2020, is dependent upon continued operations. The Company is dependent on generating additional revenue or obtaining adequate capital to fund operating losses until it becomes profitable. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 the Company raised approximately $0.2 million from the issuance of short-term and long-term debt, offset by payments of principal on short term notes and capital leases of $0.1 million. In addition, the Company has undertaken a number of specific steps to continue to operate as a going concern. The Company continues to focus on developing organic growth in our operating companies and improving gross and net margins through increased attention to pricing, aggressive cost management and overhead reductions, including discontinuing a line of business with insufficient margins. Critical to achieving profitability will be the ability to license and or sell, permit and operate though the Company’s joint ventures and licensees the CoronaLux™ waste destruction units. The Company has increased business development efforts to address opportunities identified in expanding markets attributable to increased interest in energy conservation and emission control regulations. In addition, the Company is evaluating various forms of financing which 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 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 May 15, 2020 for the year ended December 31, 2019.