Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  



On April 13, 2021, the Company raised $3.1 million in a private placement by selling 496,000 shares at $6.25 per share and issuing warrants for the purchase of 19,840 shares. The warrants have an exercise price of $6.25 per share and a five-year term and are fully vested. If the warrants are exercised, the Company will receive additional proceeds of $124,000.

On April 15, 2021, the Company acquired 100% of the outstanding equity of Agribody Technologies, Inc., a private agricultural biotechnology company, in an all-stock transaction for a total value of approximately $5 million. In consideration for the shares of Agribody Technologies, Inc. the Company issued 830,526 shares at an approximate value of $6.02 per share.

On April 20, 2021, our BKRF subsidiary entered into a Term Purchase Agreement (“TPA”) with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation (“ExxonMobil”) under which ExxonMobil has the right to purchase additional quantities of renewable diesel from our Bakersfield Biorefinery, and we are obligated to sell such additional amounts of renewable diesel to ExxonMobil. Under the Offtake Agreement, signed in 2019, ExxonMobil committed to purchase 2.5 million barrels of renewable diesel per year (the “Committed Volume”) from the Bakersfield Biorefinery. However, the Bakersfield Biorefinery is designed to produce more than the Committed Volume. Under the TPA, ExxonMobil has the exclusive right to purchase all renewable diesel produced in excess of the Committed Volume that we sell to ExxonMobil under the Offtake Agreement. We have also agreed to transfer title to ExxonMobil of the RINs allocated to the quantities of renewable diesel purchased under the TPA. In the event that ExxonMobil does not purchase all of the renewable diesel that it can under the TPA and, as a result our inventory levels exceed certain specified levels, we can sell that extra inventory to third parties. ExxonMobil will pay us a price for the renewable diesel purchased under the TPA based on a tiered formula reflecting the margins realized by ExxonMobil from its downstream resales of the TPA renewable diesel. The TPA has a five-year term. ExxonMobil has the option to extend the initial five-year term for a second five-year term if it elects to extend the Offtake Agreement.

On May 12, 2021, the Company repaid in full an outstanding convertible note for a cash payment of $487,000 (including both principal and interest). The Company no longer has any convertible notes into GCEH shares outstanding.

On May 18, 2021 our BKRF subsidiary and CTCI Americas, Inc., a Texas corporation (“CTCI”), entered into a Turnkey Agreement with a Guaranteed Maximum Price for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the Bakersfield Renewable Fuels Project (the “CTCI EPC Agreement”). CTCI Americas is a worldwide leading provider of reliable engineering, procurement and construction services, including for the refinery market. Under the CTCI EPC Agreement, CTCI has agreed to provide services to complete the engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and testing of our renewable diesel production facility under construction in Bakersfield, California. The CTCI EPC Agreement requires the Bakersfield Biorefinery to be substantially complete, and to be ready for commercial operations, on January 22, 2022. CTCI’s fees and costs, including direct costs, overhead fees and the contractor’s fee, are guaranteed not to exceed $178 million (which maximum price is subject to adjustment for certain change orders). The obligations of CTCI have been guaranteed by CTCI Corporation, the Taiwanese parent company of CTCI.

On May 18, 2021 certain of our subsidiaries, including Bakersfield Renewable Fuels, LLC, entered into Amendment No. 4 to our Credit Agreement with the Senior Lenders. The Amendment was entered into primarily to consent to the replacement of the ARB EPC Agreement with the CTCI EPC Agreement.

On May 19, 2021 we notified ARB, Inc. that we were terminating that certain Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement dated April 30, 2020 with ARB, Inc. (the “ARB EPC Agreement”), effective immediately. The subcontracts for the Bakersfield Biorefinery will remain in effect and are being subsumed in the CTCI EPC Agreement. Accordingly, the subcontractors will continue to provide their services for the Bakersfield Biorefinery through CTCI.