Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Note 9 - Acquisition of Camelina Assets and Sustainable Oils

Note 9 - Acquisition of Camelina Assets and Sustainable Oils
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Note 9 - Acquisition of Camelina Assets and Sustainable Oils

Note 9 - Acquisition of Camelina Assets and Sustainable Oils


On March 13, 2013, the Company completed a business purchase that included certain assets, patents, and other intellectual property and rights related to the development of Camelina sativa as a biofuels feedstock (the “Camelina Assets”) from Targeted Growth, Inc., a Washington based crop biotechnology company focused on developing products with enhanced yield and improved quality for the agriculture and energy industries.  Also on March 13, 2013, we purchased all of the membership interests of Sustainable Oils, LLC, (SusOils) a Delaware limited liability company, from Targeted Growth, Inc. and the other, minority owner of that limited liability company.  SusOils is a company that, since 2007, has been engaged in the development, production and commercialization of Camelina-based biofuels and FDA approved animal feed.  Substantially all of the Camelina Assets were previously owned by SusOils and used in SusOils’ operations. 


The Camelina Assets include: three issued U.S. patents on Camelina Sativa varieties; a substantial portfolio of other intellectual property assets, all of the Seller’s intellectual property related to the research, development, breeding and/or genetic development of Camelina; germplasm; licenses, consents, permits, variances, certifications and approvals granted by any governmental agencies relating to Camelina operations; machines, equipment, tractors and vehicles used in Camelina operations; the name “Sustainable Oils” and the Sustainable Oils logo; and certain trade secrets, know-how, and technical data.


We currently intend to operate our Camelina business through a new subsidiary. We intend to capitalize that new subsidiary with the Sustainable Oils intellectual properties and operating assets that we recently purchased. In order to fund the operations and expansion of the Camelina operations, we intend to raise additional capital through the sale of debt or equity in the newly formed Camelina subsidiary. Sustainable Oils’ operations have been headquartered in Bozeman, Montana. We intend to continue to conduct our Camelina operations in Montana. Accordingly, in March 2013, we entered into a sublease with Targeted Oils, Inc., to sublease a portion of Targeted Growth’s research facilities and administrative offices in Bozeman, Montana.


We paid for the Camelina Assets by issuing to Targeted Growth, Inc. (i) a secured promissory note in the principal amount of $1,300,000 (the “Promissory Note” – see note 6 for more details) and (ii) an aggregate of 40,000,000 shares of our common stock.  Of the 40,000,000 shares, 4,000,000 shares will be held by an escrow agent for 15 months following the closing for the purpose of providing a partial security to support the indemnity provisions of the purchase agreement.  All shares were issued in June 2014.


The fair value of the consideration transferred to Targeted Growth, Inc. is in the following table:


Investment in Camelina Assets


N/P to Targeted Growth


Cash (paid out)


Common stock issued





The purchase price for the Sustainable Oils, LLC membership interests was $100.  Sustainable Oils’ assets include 295,000 pounds of “certified” Camelina seeds that we intend to sell to farmers this year and/or next year for the production of Camelina feedstock.  The liabilities of Sustainable Oils include an approximately $2.3 million liability to UOP LLC, which is secured by a lien on the three patents we acquired as part of the Camelina Assets.  


The amounts recognized as of the acquisition date for each major class of assets acquired and liabilities assumed are as follows:



Fair Values at





 Prepaids and other assets




 Intangible Assets




 Accounts Payable to UOP


 Commitment for field testing


 Other accounts payable and accrued liabilities


 Total net assets of Sustainable Oils




The value of the acquired identifiable intangible assets of $4,168,855 has been recorded as of the acquisition date of March 13, 2013.


For accounting purposes, the acquisition of the Camelina Assets and all of the membership interests of Sustainable Oils, LLC is treated as the acquisition of Sustainable Oil’s business.  The amounts of Sustainable Oils, LLC 's revenue and earnings included in the Company’s consolidated income statement for the year ended December 31, 2013, and the pro forma revenue and earnings of the combined entity had the acquisition date been January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2012, are as follows:




Net Losses

Actual March 13, 2013 - December 31, 2013






2013 Supplemental pro forma from January 1 - December 31, 2013









2012 Supplemental pro forma from January 1 - December 31, 2012




The cost incurred related to the acquisition of Sustainable Oils, LLC includes approximately $21,500 in legal and $6,000 in valuation fees.



The foregoing pro forma data is subject to various assumptions and estimates, and is presented for informational purposes only. This pro forma data does not purport to represent or be indicative of the consolidated operating results that would have been reported had the transaction been completed as described herein, and the data should not be taken as indicative of future consolidated operating results.