Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
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 four wholly-owned subsidiaries, three in continuing operations and one classified as discontinued operations, and two 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 four 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 and the assets and liabilities of three locations of this subsidiary which provided fixed rail car cleaning were sold along with Tactical assets and liabilities in July 2017; 2) Tactical Cleaning Company, LLC (“Tactical”), provides proprietary cleaning services related to railcar tankers, tank trucks and frac tanks to customers from its sites in Colorado and Kansas and substantially all of the assets and liabilities of this subsidiary were sold in July 2017; 3) 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.; 4) SEER Environmental Materials, LLC,(“SEM”), a materials technology company focused on development of cost-effective chemical absorbents.

The two majority-owned subsidiaries are; 1) Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC (“PWS”) and 2) ReaCH4Biogas (“Reach”). PWS is currently owned 54% by SEER (see Note 7) and Reach is owned 85% 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 June 30, 2017 and 2016.

Principals of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of SEER, its wholly-owned subsidiaries, REGS, TCC, MV and SEM and its majority-owned subsidiaries PWS and Reach, 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 $20.9 million as of June 30, 2017, and $19.3 million as of December 31, 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017 we had net loss before adjustment for losses attributable to non-controlling interest of approximately $1.8 million and for the year ended December 31, 2016, we incurred net losses before adjustment for losses attributable to non-controlling interest of approximately $4.7 million. The Company had a working capital deficit of approximately $4.3 million at June 30, 2017, an increase of approximately $300,000 in the working capital deficit of $4 million at December 31, 2016. REGS, a wholly owned subsidiary, was notified that effective April 1, 2016 it would no longer be providing routine maintenance services to its largest customer but would still be eligible to provide other industrial cleaning services. The loss of revenue from this customer was approximately $2.5 for the year ended December 31, 2016. 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, 2016.

Realization of a major portion of our assets as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, 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. The Company opened an additional rail car cleaning facility in the Midwest (Illinois) and East Coast (Maryland) during 2016 and in the Jersey Coast (Pennsylvania) in 2017 to offset some of the lost revenue previously derived from the refinery sector. Revenue from the new rail car cleaning facilities began in mid-2016 (Illinois), fourth quarter of 2016 (Maryland) and second quarter 2017 (Pennsylvania) and both Illinois and Maryland locations are experiencing monthly revenue growth for the six months ending June 30, 2017. These three rail car cleaning facilities are included with the Tactical rail car cleaning facilities in assets and liabilities held for sale at June 30, 2017 and 2016, and as discontinued operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016. In addition, we have undertaken a number of specific steps to improve operating efficiencies, revenues and income to continue to operate as a going concern. We continue to focus on developing organic growth in our operating companies and improving gross and net margins through increased attention to pricing, cost management and overhead reductions. Critical to achieving profitability will be our ability to license and or sell, permit and operate our CoronaLux™ waste destruction units either through our joint ventures and/or licensees. We have increased our business development efforts to address opportunities identified in expanding markets attributable to increased interest in energy conservation and emission control regulations, particularly the landfill gas and oil field emissions sectors. In addition, the Company is evaluating various forms of financing which may be available to it, i.e., debt and/or equity financing while carefully evaluating the impact on share dilution. 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 14, 2017 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.