INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]
|INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL
NOTE D - INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL
The Company holds certain patents, intellectual property and rights related to the development of Camelina as a biofuels feedstock and continues to incur costs related to patent license fees and patent applications for Camelina sativa plant improvements. In April of 2021, the Company acquired ATI primarily for its patent portfolio. The Company allocated approximately $3.5 million of the consideration to the patents held by ATI, which is included in our patent assets below and subject to amortization. Our patents generally have an expected useful life of approximately 20 years and are carried at cost less any accumulated amortization and any impairment losses. The Company also allocated $90,000 of the acquisition of ATI to its trade name. The ATI tradename is a non-amortizable intangible asset with an indefinite life subject to any future impairment losses. Amortization is calculated using the straight-line method over their remaining patent life. The termination dates of our patents range from 2022 through 2040. Any future costs associated with the maintenance of these patents and patent and registration costs for any new patents that are essential to our business will be capitalized and amortized over the life of the patent once issued. Upon the Company’s acquisition of the Bakersfield Biorefinery, the Company acquired necessary permits for the operation of the facility. The permit cost of $
1.9million is amortized on a straight-line basis over 15 years.
Amortization expense for intangible assets were approximately $320,000 and $95,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020, respectively
,and $699,000 and $251,000 for the nine months ending September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020, respectively.
The estimated intangible asset amortization expense for the remainder of 2021 through 2027 and thereafter is as follows: