Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 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 three wholly-owned operating subsidiaries 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 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, 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 two majority-owned subsidiaries include; 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 treating biogas for conversion to pipeline quality gas and/or compressed natural gas (“CNG”) for fleet vehicle fuel. Reach had minimal operations for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.


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 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 $21.5 million as of December 31, 2017, and $19.2 million as of December 31, 2016. For the years ended December 31, 2017, and 2016, we incurred net losses from continuing operations of approximately $6.1 million and $5.0 million, respectively. The Company had a working capital deficit of approximately $5.2 million at December 31, 2017, an increase of $1.4 million in the working capital deficit of $3.8 million at December 31, 2016. Effective April 1, 2016, REGS, a wholly owned subsidiary, was notified that 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 million in 2016. 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 our assets as of 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. For the year ended December 31, 2017 we raised $2,510,900 from the sale of rail operations, $155,500 from the extension of common stock warrants and $1,275,000 from the issuance of short term notes, offset by payments of principal on five short term notes of $1,024,000. 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 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 though our joint ventures and licensees our CoronaLux™ waste destruction units. 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. 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.