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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-K

(mark one)

 

[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _______ to _______

 

Commission File No. 000-54395

 

GREEN ENVIROTECH HOLDINGS CORP.

(Exact Name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   32-0218005
(State or Other Jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)   Identification No.)

 

14699 Holman Mtn. Jamestown, CA   95327
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(209) 881-3523
(Issuer’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:

 

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Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in the definitive proxy or information statement incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or amendment to Form 10-K

 

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The aggregate market value of the registrant’s voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $2,188,185 as of June 30, 2017.

 

(ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS)

 

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Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date: As of April 26, 2018, there were 42,203,301 shares of the issuer’s common stock, par value $0.001, outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

      Page
  PART I  
       
Item 1. Business   3
Item 1A. Risk Factors   12
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments   16
Item 2. Properties   16
Item 3. Legal Proceedings   16
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   16
       
  PART II  
       
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities   17
Item 6. Selected Financial Data   18
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   18
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   22
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   22
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure   22
Item 9A Controls and Procedures   22
Item 9B. Other Information   24
       
  PART III    
       
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance   24
Item 11. Executive Compensation   25
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters   27
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence   27
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services   28
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules   29
       
SIGNATURES   32

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

Our Principal Offices

 

Our executive offices are located at 14699 Holman Mountain Road, Jamestown, CA 95327 and our phone number at this address is (209) 881-3523.

 

Corporate History

 

Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. (formerly known as Wolfe Creek Mining, Inc.) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on June 26, 2007. On November 20, 2009, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Green EnviroTech Acquisition Corp., a Nevada corporation, and Green EnviroTech Corp. (“Green EnviroTech”), a plastics recovery, separation, cleaning, and recycling company. Green EnviroTech is a Nevada corporation formed on October 6, 2008, under the name EnviroPlastics Corporation. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, on November 20, 2009 (the “Closing Date”), Green EnviroTech Acquisition Corp. merged with and into Green EnviroTech, resulting in Green EnviroTech becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of us (the “Merger”). The acquisition of Green EnviroTech is treated as a reverse acquisition, and the business of Green EnviroTech became our business. Effective March 27, 2013, we completed a 1 for 100 reverse split of our common stock. Share amounts in this report have been retroactively adjusted for the reverse split.

 

During 2013, we entered into an agreement with Black Lion Oil Limited (“Black Lion”) whose primary focus is on emerging energy technology with broad applications. Under the agreement, we granted to Black Lion exclusive rights to the waste to oil process in specific territories outside of the United States. In return Black Lion paid $100,000 in cash to us as a fee. The original agreement provided for us to receive a 10% royalty which was later amended to receive 5% on gross revenues with any plant associated with Black Lion. We used the fee for working capital.

 

References hereinafter to “Green EnviroTech,” “we,” “us,” “our” and similar words refer to the Company.

 

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Our Business

 

Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. (GETH) is in the business of transforming unusable scrap tires into valuable end products - carbon black, oil and steel. We have spent 5 years building our team, perfecting our proprietary technology solution and developing our unique business model. In full production, our GEN 1 Solution is forecast to generate between 40% and 50% EBITDA.

 

We have developed a unique fast growth business model to underpin our drive to become market leader by 2023. This business model can be used for other technologies and we will be vigilant in our monitoring of the technological landscape to find and acquire technologies that will enhance our core business.

 

We will look to establish processing plant locations in economically disadvantaged areas so as to create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the local communities where we operate as we strive to achieve our purpose.

 

We originally focused on recycling plastic waste. The GETH team realized that recycling tires offered better commercial returns and, combined with an adverse change in the market conditions for recycling plastics, decided to focus on processing scrap tires. Since that time, GETH has invested in perfecting a proprietary scrap tire processing solution that would deliver good financial returns and could be deployed in the developed world.

 

GETH’s differentiator is a combination of its solution – the proprietary integration of proven commercial components with a state of the art control scheme (includes 24/7 real time performance monitoring of equipment); its unique business model, and its ability to manage the ecosystem - feedstock contracts, offtake agreements, sites, permits etc. that are required for the successful completion of a project.

 

Key Achievements to date

 

Over the last years, the GETH team has achieved the following:

 

  Ready to deploy GEN 1 End of Life Tire Processing Solution that delivers 40% to 50% EBITDA with an independent engineering certification. Tire recyclers current EBITDA range are low often ranging from 0% to 10%
  Secured two strategic partners as EPC contractors – BHP Engineering & Construction LLC and Schneider Electric – they will construct and start GETH Processing Plants; and help to ensure reliable uptime of GETH Processing Operations
  Secured end product offtake agreements for Oil and for Carbon Black
  Signed a $100 Million land, building and equipment lease finance facility from READS LLC. that has the capacity to fund the CAPEX requirements of the first 3 Phases (to 2020) of our 4 Phase strategy. This deal is on hold due to READS lack of ability to distribute funds.
  Draw in progress from the $2.5 Million committed by READS LLC. lease finance facility to fund equipment and building of the Carbon Finishing Plant. Completion of the Carbon Finishing Plant will take 5 months and this effort is forecast to generate first operational revenues and cash by end of 2018. Unfortunately, the flow of funds from READS has been sporadic and have delayed the rollout of our strategy.
  Have 3 projects in process in USA:

 

  1. Ohio Operation comprising

 

  Carbon Finishing Plant:
  GEN 1 End of Life Tire Processing Line – electromagnetic induction heating
  GEN 2 End of Life Tire Processing Line – microwave heating

 

  2. Tire Processing Plant with a 100 tons per day capacity in Cleveland, TX: feedstock LOI completed, location secured – partnering with scrap tire collector

 

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  3. Tire Processing Plant with 100 tons per processing capacity in Joppa, MD: partnership with scrap tire collector – feedstock and site secured, undergoing final stage of permitting process

 

  ●  Finalizing agreement with an offshore partner to develop, finance, build and operate GEN 1 End of Life Tire Processing Plants around the world. Revenues from overseas projects are not included in the current version of the company financials

 

The global environmental issue of End of Life Tires

 

The human race discards approximately one billion scrap tires each year: every twelve months we add another billion to the billions of tires already found in landfills, mono fills and tire dumps. Tire dumps are ideal habitats for rats, mosquitos, and poisonous snakes and often catch fire.

 

The challenge of End of Life Tires in the USA

 

Over 300 million scrap tires are discarded every year in the US; that is the equivalent of 800,000 scrap tires per day, every day. To provide an illustration of the scale of the problem, 300 million scrap tires would fill the Rose Bowl Football Stadium in Pasadena, which has a capacity to seat 92,000 people, more than 110 times.

 

This large annual volume adds to the billions of tires already in landfills, mono fills or dumps. Landfill space in the US is at a premium and China has recently erected their “green wall” and will not accept scrap tires from the US. In addition, end product markets for recycled tires are shrinking in volume. There is a significant need to find a viable financial, environmental and technological solution; and this presents a massive opportunity for GETH.

 

Tire Collectors (covered under Primary SIC Code 5093 and Primary NAICS Code 423930) typically deliver low profit margins – most of their revenue is generated from tipping fees and grading scrap tires for potential resale. The remaining tires are shredded with the majority being sent to landfill – a part of the Tire Collectors operation that loses money. The GETH solution will turbocharge their earnings potential by adding the additional profit from processing the tires that are currently sent to landfill at a cost to the Tire Collector.

 

The introduction of car sharing and autonomous vehicles, while likely to reduce the total volume of cars sold will actually keep the volume of scrap tires stable as tire wear will increase with the increase in intensity of use of the fewer cars.

 

Strategy

 

The key to success in the scrap tire processing market is to reach scale quickly. Our 4 phase step by step strategy supported by our unique business model – modular build; copy exact; hub and spoke – will enable GETH to achieve its goals with manageable risks.

 

Goals of GETH End of Life Tire Strategic Plan, 2018 - 2023

 

  ●  Plan to be processing 750,000 tons of scrap tires (25% of US annual scrap tire production)

 

  Forecast to generate >$350 Million of annual revenue with EBITDA of 40%-50%
  Forecast to produce 260,000 tons of carbon black (10% of US annual consumption)
  Forecast to produce 2,300,000 barrels of crude oil (0.5% of US annual consumption)
  Forecast to reduce CO emissions in the US by 750,000 tons per year
  Forecast to create 500 direct jobs, often in economically deprived areas of the US

 

Highlights of the GETH Strategy & Plan

 

The $100 Million equipment and building lease finance facility from READS LLC has the capacity to fund all of the CAPEX required in the first three phases of our strategy. This deal is on hold due to READS lack of ability to distribute funds
GETH has drawn $493,000 from READS which has been used to refurbish used equipment. The remaining draw is in doubt and GETH is in final negotiations with other funding institutions to fill the gap in funding.
Phase 2 of the strategy is aimed at increasing revenues to 12 Million per year with an EBITDA of 37%
EBITDA increases from 21% in Phase 1 to >50% in Phase 4 due to scaling up operations
Costs to produce GETH Carbon Black and Oil are expected to be between 32% to 56% lower than traditional methods; with the added benefit of minimum emissions

 

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The Four Phases of the GETH Strategy & Anticipated Milestones

 

  ●  Phase 1, 2018: Generate first revenues and cash from sales of Carbon Black by mid-2018
  Phase 2, 2018 and 2019: Build first Tire Processing Lines; generate revenues from sales of Carbon Black and Oil
  Phase 3, 2019 and 2020: Build first Tire Processing Plants (consisting of 8 single lines) and additional Carbon Finishing Lines
  Phase 4, 2020 to 2023: Rapid expansion of Tire Processing Plants and Carbon Finishing Plant

 

Phase 1, 2018: Generate first revenues and cash from sales of Carbon Black

 

GETH is planning to secure $2.5 Million of equipment and asset funding to build and start operation of the Carbon Finishing Plant (CFP); a five-month project from funding. GETH forecasts that it will generate revenue and cash by end of 2018.

 

Phase 1: Milestones

 

  Month 1: Milling equipment refurbishment completed; Pelletizing equipment ordered
  Month 2: Electrical design completed;
  Month 3: Pelletizing equipment installed; electrical equipment ordered; feedstock sourced for test runs
  Month 4: Electrical equipment installation starts; building modifications completed
  Month 5: Electrical equipment installed; Milling equipment installed; Operating Staff hired and trained
  Month 6: Production runs begin; 50 tons of product shipped to customer; Feedstock and Sales Manager hired; Feedstock supplies increased; Additional product samples distributed
  Month 7: Full production runs; A/P and A/R staff hired

 

Phase 2, 2018 and 2019: Build first Tire Processing Lines; generate revenues from sales of Oil

 

GETH plans to secure an additional $12 million from the READS finance facility to build and start a GEN 1 Tire Processing Line and a GEN 2 Tire Processing Line, co-located with the Carbon Finishing Plant in Ironton, OH.

 

These Tire Processing Lines when operating at full capacity in mid-2019 will provide additional feedstock for the Carbon Finishing Plant and are forecast to generate an additional $3.7 Million of annual revenue with an increase in EBITDA to 34%.

 

Phase 3, 2019 and 2020: Build first Tire Processing Plants and additional Carbon Finishing Lines

GETH plans to draw an additional $60 - $70 Million to build two 100 tons per day Tire Processing Plants – one in Cleveland, TX and one in Joppa, MD.

 

These processing plants are forecast to generate $30 million of annual revenues with >40% EBITDA.

 

Phase 4, 2020 to 2023: Rapid expansion of Tire Processing Plants and Carbon Finishing Plant

 

GETH plans to build an additional 720,000 tons of scrap tire processing capacity in the USA during Phase 4 of the strategic plan. Total capital cost is estimated to be an incremental $600 Million.

 

Carbon Black End Product Market

 

Traditional approaches to producing virgin carbon black, a black powder or granular substance, involve the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons in a limited supply of air, a process that generates sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.

 

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Uses of carbon black include:

 

    As a pigment and reinforcement in automobile tires. Carbon black helps conduct heat away from the tread and belt area of the tire, reducing thermal damage and increasing tire life
  In some radar absorbent materials to reduce the radar cross-section of an aircraft
    In photocopier and laser printer toner; and in other inks and paints
    In coloring of resins and films, due to the high tinting strength and stability of carbon black
  In belts, hoses, and other non-tire rubber goods
  As a pigment in inks, coatings and plastics. For example, it is added to polypropylene because it absorbs ultraviolet radiation, which otherwise causes the material to degrade
  In various applications for electronics. As a good conductor of electricity, carbon black is used as a filler mixed in plastics, elastomer, films, adhesives, and paints
   As an anti-static additive for fuel caps and pipes for automobiles
  In food and beverage packaging around the world. It is used in multi-layer UHT milk bottles in the US, parts of Europe and Asia, and South Africa, and in items like microwavable meal trays and meat packaging trays in New Zealand

 

The global market for carbon black should be approximately $20.4B by 20221.

 

1. Carbon Black – A Global Market Overview; © Industry Experts

 

Anticipated Cost of production of Carbon Black – GETH vs Traditional

 

Feedstock Source   Production Cost per lb. 
Phase 1: GETH using third party tire char  $0.34/ lb. 
Phase 2: GETH Tire Processing Single Lines (co-located with GETH Carbon Finishing Plant)  $0.16/ lb. 
Phase 3: GETH Tire Processing Plants (includes cost of transportation)  $0.22/ lb. 
Traditional costs of Carbon Black production from oil or coal   Estimated at $0.50+/ lb. 

 

GETH’s initial cost of production to complete the size reduction and make the agglomerate ready for shipment to customers is expected to be $0.34/lb. based on daily production of 24 tons per day. To start production, we will purchase tire char from third party producers that have already invested in their plants. The feedstock at the third party plants is produced in small quantities – it is difficult for them to sell at low volumes since it is not finished into a product. The aggregation of tire char from a number of small producers provides for a consistent supply of feedstock for the CFP without the initial need to build GETH Tire Processing Plants. This approach, and the focus on the refurbishment of used equipment and the reconditioning of an old building, have dramatically reduced the amount of capital required to get into production and first revenues.

 

When the GETH Tire Processing Lines built during Phase 2 begin operation, the Carbon Finishing Plant will be run at full utilization, with additional staff operating the equipment 24 by 7 to produce 72 tons per day of Carbon Black. At this time the cost of production is expected to decline to $0.16 /lb.

 

When GETH begins production of carbon char at its Tire Processing Plants in TX and MD (built during Phase 3), the cost of production is forecast to increase to a total cost of $0.22 /lb., including transportation costs.

 

Cost of production of Carbon Black using traditional methods

 

The cost of production of traditional carbon black can be derived from the few public companies that report results. Typically, the current carbon black producers run at breakeven with their costs equal to revenue of about $0.51 /lb. based on industry data as of 2016. Upward pressure on costs is expected from increase in the price of West Texas Intermediate oil (WTI) from the lows of 2016.

 

For the Carbon Black industry, the EPA has mandated retrofits and an increase in the use of other utilities such as natural gas and electricity. The EPA has recently announced $500 million in fines or compliance costs levied at five USA based carbon black producers burning fossil fuels. Please note that these actions were initiated over ten years ago under a pro-business administration. These costs have yet to be baked into the production cost of approximately $0.51 /lb.

 

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Carbon Black is a commodity and is available in several grades depending on the end product use. The product differentiation in the recovered carbon black from scrap tires is driven by lower cost of production and a much lower emissions profile.

 

Cost of Sales

 

GETH cost of sales is targeted to be about $0.01 /lb. This includes testing, a Sales Manager, A/R staff and a small intellectual property fee for the plant design that yields the product and the sourcing of the equipment to produce the product.

 

Pricing Dynamics of Carbon Black market

 

Carbon Black pricing can be tracked with the WTI crude oil index. Research over the last two oil decline and recovery cycles shows that carbon black pricing increases with WTI with 100% relativity; but declines at about 50% of the decrease in WTI pricing. As a result, over the last three decades, the Producers Price Index for Carbon Black shows an increase that is roughly double that of the increase in WTI. That trend repeated itself in the last cycle when WTI dropped 60%, but the PPI for carbon black dropped only 27%. In 2017, carbon black price increased by 7%, nearly the same as the price increase of WTI at 8%.

 

Our pricing assumptions in the pro-forma are based on price data from early 2017 when we were providing samples to the targeted customer. Once production capability is demonstrated efforts will be made to achieve the current industry standard pricing.

 

Demand for GETH Carbon Black

 

Demand for carbon black in the USA is growing while production capacity is decreasing. “Value demand for Carbon Black in North America is expected to maintain a CAGR of 4.5% between 2016 and 2022 and reach a projected US$3.2 billion by 2022 up from a forecasted US$2.4 billion in 2016.”1

 

1.Carbon Black – A Global Market Overview; © Industry Experts

 

Buyers of Carbon Black in the US include:

 

  Tire manufacture: Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama
  Industrial conveyor belts: Fenner-Dunlop
  Plastic color concentrate: Amphacet, Plastics Color Company
  Custom mixing: AirBoss, Robinson, Polymetrics

 

The EPA has targeted the US carbon black industry to significantly reduce its nitrogen oxide emissions and its sulfur oxide emissions. These pressures have reduced carbon black production in the US at a time when domestic demand for carbon black is increasing and the industry is forecasting a shortfall in production of virgin carbon black by 2020.

 

The sheer volume of the current market at 2.3 million metric tons and growth rate of 4-5% means that the market requires over 100,000 tons of new carbon black production capacity just to meet additional demand. In Phase 2, when the CFP is operating at full capacity of 72 tons per day for 320 days, it will only produce approximately 25% of the growth in the market place, therefore negating the need to displace any current production. As GETH starts operating Tire Processing Plants in 2020, GETH will utilize its lower cost of production, its environmental advantages and its high quality carbon product to gain share in the market.

 

Crude Oil End Product Market

 

At the end of Phase 4 of the strategy, GETH is forecast to be producing 6,300 barrels of oil a day. This level of production would place the company in the top 100 of oil producing entities. Valuations of oil companies tend to be multiples of barrels per day; typically, around 100.

 

GETH oil has the characteristics of a crude oil blend stock. GETH has secured offtake agreements for its oil product priced at the Brent crude commodity value. The value of the GETH oil product tracks the crude oil commodity market, and GETH uses the CME Group – Crude Oil Futures Quotes for financial modelling purposes. The current CME quote for January 2019 is $60.47 per barrel. The financial models included in this document assume a $50 per barrel sales price for the GETH oil.

 

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Steel End Product Market

 

GETH will sell the steel removed from the tires to a local steel recycler. We have used $50 per ton in our financial models and will negotiate the best price with the steel recycler as part of our project set up

 

Technology Solutions

 

Generation One (GEN 1) of the GETH Solution is an integration of several commercially proven technologies where most of the equipment suppliers for the GEN 1 solution are US companies. The GETH GEN 1 solution uses electromagnetic induction heating. The GETH process produces a “blend stock” oil, char/carbon and steel. The ability to produce a Brent Crude valued blend stock oil, high quality char/carbon and high strength steel differentiates the GETH GEN 1 Solution from all other pyrolysis technologies. GETH has secured an independent engineering certification for its GEN 1 Solution.

 

GETH is in discussion with FWD Energy about a GEN 2 microwave based solution that is forecast to produce a carbon black product for higher value specialty applications.

 

Recent Developments

 

In 2017, we turned a corner as we perfected our first generation End of Life Tire Processing Solution that is financially viable and ready for deployment. The last 12 months have been focused on completing all of the complementary steps that are required to make a project fundable, securing partners who can help to deploy our solutions, and engaging with funding institutions who will finance projects in the USA and around the world.

 

On November 1, 2017, the Company issued an eight percent (8%) convertible note in the amount of $75,000. The note is convertible at $0.05 per share for the Company’s common stock. On November 7, 2017, the noteholder converted the note and the Company issued 1,500,000 shares as full settlement of the loan.

 

On May 5, 2017, we received working capital funds in the amount of $77,500 from Auctus Fund LLC (“Auctus”). The note had an interest rate of 10% and was due February 5, 2018. This note was paid in full on November 3, 2017, and the derivative discount of $40,538 was fully amortized to interest expense during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

On May 16, 2017, we received working capital funds in the amount of $74,650 from EMA Financial LLC (“EMA”). The note was in the amount of $77,500 with an original issue discount (OID) in the amount of $2,850, had an interest rate of 10%, and was due May 1, 2018. This note was paid in full on November 10, 2017, and the derivative discount and OID totaling $51,480 was fully amortized to interest expense during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

On April 12, 2017, we received working capital funds in the amount of $100,000 from a private company. The note had an interest rate of 8%. On July 21, 2017, the private company holding this note with its accrued interest in the amount of $2,192 exercised their right to convert in exchange for 1,481,040 shares of our common stock. The conversion price was the price of the stock at the time with a 15% discount to the market price. During the third quarter, it was determined this note had derivative discount in the amount of $28,130 which was amortized in the third quarter when the note was converted.

 

On March 29, 2017, Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. entered into a lease and working capital credit facility with Caliber Capital & Leasing LLC and its assignee, Real Estate Acquisition Development Sales, LLC (“READS”). Under this agreement, READS is providing an initial commitment of up to $2.5 million for the construction of the Company’s first processing line in its centralized Carbon Finishing Plant in Ohio. To date we have received $493,000. The remaining draw is in doubt and GETH is in final negotiations with other funding institutions to fill the gap in funding.

 

On March 29, 2017, we also signed the Master Equipment and Building Related Lease Agreement. The agreement provides for up to $97.5 million in financing, subject to successful due diligence and underwriting, to be used for construction of additional facilities in the USA. The lease will have an initial term of seven years after which we will have the option to purchase the facility from READS or renew the lease under the same terms. The purchase option requires an appraisal with the final purchase price being at Fair Market Value based upon the appraisal. The commencement date was April 4, 2017, but the development of our paralysis plant will not start until we have completed our Ohio Carbon Finishing operation. Our timeline for completion is sometime in the middle of 2018.

 

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On February 9, 2017, we established GETH CFP, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, formed in Delaware. This subsidiary will be our new carbon finishing plant to be located in Ohio.

 

On January 12, 2017, we appointed Mr. Chris Smith, 47, to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Smith was a principal of HE Capital S.A. upon its founding in 2000 until he resigned in 2014, but remains as a consultant. He is a licensed financial consultant to an international clientele and is on the Board of Black Lion Oil Ltd.

 

On December 12, 2016, we appointed Chris Bowers to the Board and appointed him as our new President and Chief Executive Officer. Gary DeLaurentiis became our Secretary Treasurer and Executive Vice President of Business Development. Mr. DeLaurentiis also remained our Chairman.

 

On September 28, 2016, we acquired 82.5% ownership in Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc. (Smart Fuel), a Florida Corporation formed on November 20, 2015, in exchange for providing our technology for use in the US and $53,710 decrease in Smart Fuel liability to us. Smart Fuel is a staffed service corporation working with the Company to undertake operational responsibilities, research and development, engineering, and development of operational facilities. Smart Fuel will provide the staffing, maintenance and management of the facilities. Smart Fuel will also secure feedstock for, and sell the end products from, the Processing Plants and Finishing Plants. Please refer to Note 10 in the footnotes accompanying the financial statements for further information.

 

On August 17, 2016, we approved H.E. Capital S.A.’s (HEC) request to assign to an individual $10,000 of its Line of Credit Note. We also approved the conversion of that amount into shares of the Company’s common stock at the rate of $0.10 per share. When the conversion was completed, we issued a total of 100,000 shares of free trading stock and the HEC Line of Credit Note was reduced by $10,000.

 

On August 9, 2016, we approved H.E. Capital S.A.’s (HEC) request to convert $12,500 of its Line of Credit Note into 416,667 shares of the Company’s common stock at the rate of $0.03 per share. When the conversion was completed, the HEC Line of Credit Note was reduced by $12,500. We also approved H.E. Capital S.A.’s (HEC) request to convert $25,000 of its Line of Credit Note into 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at the rate of $0.10 per share. When the conversion was completed, the HEC Line of Credit Note was reduced by $25,000.

 

On August 1, 2016, we approved H.E. Capital S.A.’s (HEC) request to assign to an individual $5,405 of its Line of Credit Note. We also approved the conversion of that amount into shares of the Company’s common stock at the rate of $0.10 per share. When the conversion was completed, we issued a total of 54,054 shares of free trading stock and the HEC Line of Credit Note was reduced by $5,405

 

On July 25, 2016, we approved H.E. Capital S.A.’s (HEC) request to assign to a private entity $200,000 of its Line of Credit Note. We also approved the conversion of $100,000 of the assignment into shares of the Company’s common stock at the rate of $0.10 per share. When completed the conversion was a total of 1,000,000 shares of free trading stock and the HEC Line of Credit Note was reduced by $200,000. We issued to the private entity a note bearing interest at 8% in the amount of $100,000, the balance of the assignment and net of the amount converted.

 

On July 20, 2016, we issued a Note Payable to individual in the amount of $49,295 at an interest rate of eight percent (8%) for the accrued interest on the $170,000 note the Company issued to the individual on November 15, 2012. The interest has been accrued from the date of issuance of the note until June 30, 2016. The new note issued for the accrued interest will contain the same provisions as the original note issued on November 15, 2012. The provisions will contain a conversion factor in the amount of $0.50 per share.

 

On July 14, 2016, we received the Process Certification for our GEN 1 End of Life Tire Processing Solution from BHP Engineering & Construction, L.P.

 

On February 1, 2016, we issued an 8%, $134,000 Note Payable to Chris Bowers, who became our new CEO on December 12, 2016. We wired these same funds to Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc. for a promissory note for the same amount at eight percent (8%). We acquired 82.5% ownership in Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc. on September 28, 2016. Please refer to Note 10 in the notes to the financial Statements.

 

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Financial strength

 

  1. Converted debt into equity; $507,192 in 2017 and $2,748,683 in 2016
     
  2. Maintained low cost of operations during development stage
     
  3. Maintained public filings on a timely basis
     
  4. Management continued to fund the company in 2017 and made a major contribution to the acquisition of Carbon Finishing Plant equipment and engineering

 

Business Outlook for 2018: Generate first revenues and cash from sales of Carbon Black

 

Our progress in 2017 was hampered after our financing commitment was unexpectedly slowed. It is critically important that we continue to make progress in 2018 after our disappointing 2017. Our team is committed to achieving our goals. This begins with a rigorous focus on what we need to achieve in the next 12 months. Our goals for 2018 are much the same as 2017, and we are determined our focus will remain adamant on the list below:

 

  1. Maintain financing
     
  2. Complete our Carbon Finishing Plant in Ohio
     
  3. Generate revenue
     
  4. Start to build a minimum of one GEN 1 End of Life Tire Processing Line or Plant
     
  5. Strengthen the organization in preparation for growth in 2019 and 2020

 

We are currently engaged in negotiations with several funding institutions to build the plants in the USA and around the world.

 

Our company funding needs are based upon a plan to list on a stock exchange in the next 18 months, at which time we will engage in a significant capital raise to fund further growth.

 

Employees

 

As of the date of the filing of this annual report on Form 10-K, we have seven employees who are full-time. We consider our employee relations to be excellent.

 

Bankruptcy or Similar Proceedings

 

There has been no bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceeding.

 

Compliance with Government Regulation

 

We will be required to comply with various environmental laws and regulations enacted in the jurisdictions in which we operate which govern the manufacture, importation, handling and disposal of certain materials used in our operations. We are in the process of establishing procedures to address compliance with current environmental laws and regulations and we monitor our practices concerning the handling of environmentally hazardous materials.

 

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Patents, Trademarks, Franchises, Concessions, Royalty Agreements, or Labor Contracts

 

We filed a provisional patent in December 2013. But, in December 2014, we decided to not pursue a patent and stopped the patent process to keep our technology a trade secret. We have a license agreement with Black Lion. The original agreement provided for us to receive a 10% royalty which was later amended to receive 5% on gross revenues with any plant associated with Black Lion. Black Lion is currently pursuing opportunities outside the U.S.

 

Need for Government Approval for its Products or Services

 

We are also subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations generally applied to businesses, such as payroll taxes on the state and federal levels. We believe that we are in conformity with all applicable laws in California and the United States. We do not believe we are required to apply for any additional governmental approvals for our plants. However, we are required to obtain local permits for the location of our facilities. We do not anticipate any problems obtaining these permits. On March 20, 2014, we applied to the California Bay Area Air Quality Management District where our plans were approved and they granted us permits with authority to construct a plant in the bay area.

 

Research and Development Costs during the Last Two Years

 

Over the past two years, we have continued to incur research costs and improve our technology. We elected to expense all cost associated with research and development.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Risks Related to our Business

 

We are currently not profitable and may never become profitable.

 

We have a history of losses totaling $26,629,318 through December 31, 2017, we expect to incur additional substantial operating losses for the foreseeable future, and we may never achieve or maintain profitability. We also expect to experience negative cash flow for the foreseeable future as we continue to fund our operating losses and capital expenditures. As a result, we will need to generate significant revenues in order to achieve and maintain profitability. We may not be able to generate these revenues or achieve profitability in the future. Our failure to achieve or maintain profitability could negatively impact the value of our Common Stock and investors would in all likelihood lose their entire investment.

 

Our independent registered accounting firm has expressed doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Because we have not generated revenues, our independent registered accounting firm has included in their report for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, an uncertainty with respect to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Our business is difficult to evaluate because we have no operating history and an uncertain future.

 

We have no operating history upon which to evaluate our present business and future prospects. We face risks and uncertainties relating to our ability to implement our business plan successfully. Our operations are subject to all of the risks inherent in the establishment of a new business enterprise generally. The likelihood of our success must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications and delays frequently encountered in connection with the formation of a new business, the commencement of operations and the competitive environment in which we operate. If we are unsuccessful in addressing these risks and uncertainties, our business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects will be materially harmed.

 

We will need significant additional capital, which we may be unable to obtain.

 

As of December 31, 2017, we had $6,054 in cash available. We also expect to experience negative cash flow for the foreseeable future as we fund the demand of our operating losses and capital expenditures. Accordingly, we need significant additional capital to fund our operations. There can be no assurance that financing will be available in amounts or on terms acceptable to us, if at all. If we are unable to raise substantial capital, investors will lose their entire investment.

 

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If our strategy is unsuccessful, we will not be profitable and our stockholders could lose their investment.

 

We do not believe there are track records for companies pursuing our strategy, and there is no guarantee that our strategy will be successful or profitable. If our strategy is unsuccessful, we will fail to meet our objectives and not realize the revenues or profits from the business we pursue, which would cause our value to decrease, thereby potentially causing in all likelihood, our stockholders to lose their investment.

 

Our business will be dependent on a few large suppliers for feedstock and is vulnerable to changes in availability or supply of such feedstock.

 

We intend to derive our feedstock from suppliers who are operating large tire recycling operations and farming operations with large volumes of waste “Ag-Film” or plastic. Any substantial alteration or termination of our contracts or agreements with those particular suppliers may have a material adverse effect on our revenue as we may be unable to run our operation at capacity without a sufficient source of feedstock.

 

We will rely on several large customers for our product and are vulnerable to dramatic shifts in their industry.

 

We intend to focus on selling our product to the oil industry. Most of our customers and end users are subject to budgetary and political constraints which may delay or limit purchases of our products, and we will have no control over those decisions.

 

We may be unable to successfully execute any of our identified business opportunities or other business opportunities that we determine to pursue.

 

We currently have a limited corporate infrastructure. In order to pursue business opportunities, we will need to continue to build our infrastructure and operational capabilities. Our ability to do any of these successfully could be affected by any one or more of the following factors:

 

  1. Our ability to raise substantial additional capital to fund the implementation of our business plan
     
  2. Our ability to execute our business strategy
     
  3. The ability of our products and services to achieve market acceptance
     
  4. Our ability to manage the expansion of our operations and any acquisitions we may make, which could result in increased costs, high employee turnover or damage to customer relationships
     
  5. Our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel
     
  6. Our ability to manage our third party relationships effectively
     
  7. Our ability to accurately predict and respond to the rapid technological changes in our industry and the evolving demands of the markets we serve

 

Our failure to adequately address any one or more of the above factors could have a significant impact on our ability to implement our business plan and our ability to pursue other opportunities that arise.

 

If we are unable to manage our intended growth, our prospects for future profitability will be adversely affected.

 

We intend to aggressively expand our marketing and sales program. Rapid expansion may strain our managerial, financial and other resources. If we are unable to manage our growth, our business, operating results and financial condition could be adversely affected. Our systems, procedures, controls and management resources also may not be adequate to support our future operations. We will need to continually improve our operational, financial and other internal systems to manage our growth effectively, and any failure to do so may lead to inefficiencies and redundancies, and result in reduced growth prospects and profitability.

 

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Our insurance policies may be inadequate in a catastrophic situation and potentially expose us to unrecoverable risks.

 

We will have limited commercial insurance policies. Any significant claims against us would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Insurance availability, coverage terms and pricing continue to vary with market conditions. We endeavor to obtain appropriate insurance coverage for insurable risks that we identify, however, we may fail to correctly anticipate or quantify insurable risks. We may not be able to obtain appropriate insurance coverage, and insurers may not respond as we intend to cover insurable events that may occur. We have observed rapidly changing conditions in the insurance markets relating to nearly all areas of traditional corporate insurance. Such conditions have resulted in higher premium costs, higher policy deductibles and lower coverage limits. For some risks, we may not have or maintain insurance coverage because of cost or availability.

 

We may become liable for damages for violations of environmental laws and regulations.

 

We are subject to various environmental laws and regulations enacted in the jurisdictions in which we operate which govern the manufacture, importation, handling and disposal of certain materials used in our operations. We are in the process of establishing procedures to address compliance with current environmental laws and regulations and we monitor our practices concerning the handling of environmentally hazardous materials. However, there can be no assurance that our procedures will prevent environmental damage occurring from spills of materials handled by us or that such damage has not already occurred. On occasion, substantial liabilities to third parties may be incurred. We may have the benefit of insurance we maintain. However, we may become liable for damages against which it cannot adequately insure or against which it may elect not to insure because of high costs or other reasons.

 

We face intense competition and may not be able to successfully compete.

 

We currently do not have direct competitors in the capacity range we target. However, there can be no assurance that: (i) we will not have direct competition in the future, (ii) that such competitors will not substantially increase the resources devoted to the development and marketing of their products and services that compete with us, or (iii) that new or existing competitors will not enter the market in which we are active.

 

We rely on key personnel and, if we are unable to retain or motivate key personnel or hire qualified personnel, we may not be able to grow effectively.

 

Our success depends in large part upon the abilities and continued service of our executive officers and other key employees, particularly Mr. Chris Bowers, our Chief Executive Officer. There can be no assurance that we will be able to retain the services of such officers and employees. Our failure to retain the services of our key personnel could have a material adverse effect on us. In order to support our projected growth, we will be required to effectively recruit, hire, train and retain additional qualified management personnel. Our inability to attract and retain the necessary personnel could have a material adverse effect us. We have no “key man” insurance on any of our key employees.

 

Risks Related to the Common Stock

 

There is a limited trading market for the Common Stock.

 

Our Common Stock is currently being traded on the OTCQB. However, to date there has been a limited trading market for the Common Stock, and we cannot give assurance that a more active trading market will develop. The lack of an active, or any, trading market will impair a stockholder’s ability to sell his shares at the time he wishes to sell them or at a price that he considers reasonable. An inactive market will also impair our ability to raise capital by selling shares of capital stock and will impair our ability to acquire other companies or assets by using common stock as consideration.

 

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Stockholders may have difficulty trading and obtaining quotations for our Common Stock.

 

There has been a limited trading market for our Common Stock, and the bid and asked prices for our Common Stock on the OTCQB may fluctuate widely in the future. As a result, investors may find it difficult to dispose of, or to obtain accurate quotations of the price of, our securities. This severely limits the liquidity of our Common Stock, and would likely reduce the market price of our Common Stock and hamper our ability to raise additional capital.

 

The market price of our Common Stock is likely to be highly volatile and subject to wide fluctuations.

 

Dramatic fluctuations in the price of our Common Stock may make it difficult to sell our Common Stock. The market price of our Common Stock is likely to be highly volatile and could be subject to wide fluctuations in response to a number of factors that are beyond our control, including:

 

●  dilution caused by our issuance of additional shares of Common Stock and other forms of equity securities in connection with (i) future capital financings to fund our operations and growth, and (ii) attracting and retaining valuable personnel and in connection with future strategic partnerships with other companies;
   
variations in our quarterly operating results;
   
announcements that our revenue or income are below or that costs or losses are greater than analysts’ expectations;
   
the general economic slowdown;
   
sales of large blocks of our Common Stock;
   
announcements by us or our competitors of significant contracts, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments; and
   
Fluctuations stock market prices and volumes.

 

These and other factors are largely beyond our control, and the impact of these risks, singly or in the aggregate, may result in material adverse changes to the market price of our Common Stock and/or our results of operations and financial condition.

 

Our founders received their shares of our Common Stock at a price of $.01 per share.

 

Our founders received their shares of our Common Stock at a price of $.01 per share. The low purchase price for such shares may make it more likely that the shares will be sold at lower trading prices. The sale of such shares into the market could have a depressive effect on the trading price of our Common Stock, if then traded.

 

The Common Stock is subject to the “penny stock” rules of the SEC, which may make it more difficult for stockholders to sell the Common Stock.

 

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) has adopted Rule 15g-9 which establishes the definition of a “penny stock” for the purposes relevant to us, as any equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share or with an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions. For any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, the rules require:

 

  1. That a broker or dealer approve a person’s account for transactions in penny stocks; and
     
  2. The broker or dealer receives from the investor a written agreement to the transaction, setting forth the identity and quantity of the penny stock to be purchased.

 

In order to approve a person’s account for transactions in penny stocks, the broker or dealer must:

 

  1. Obtain financial information and investment experience objectives of the person; and
     
  2. Obtain financial information and investment experience objectives of the person; and

 

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  3. Make a reasonable determination that the transactions in penny stocks are suitable for that person and the person has sufficient knowledge and experience in financial matters to be capable of evaluating the risks of transactions in penny stocks
     
  4. The broker or dealer must also deliver, prior to any transaction in a penny stock, a disclosure schedule prescribed by the Commission relating to the penny stock market, which, in highlight form sets forth the basis on which the broker or dealer made the suitability determination; and
     
  5. That the broker or dealer received a signed, written agreement from the investor prior to the transaction

 

Disclosure also has to be made about the risks of investing in penny stocks in both public offerings and in secondary trading and about the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and the rights and remedies available to an investor in cases of fraud in penny stock transactions. Finally, monthly statements have to be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks.

 

The regulations applicable to penny stocks may severely affect the market liquidity for the Common Stock and could limit an investor’s ability to sell the Common Stock in the secondary market.

 

As an issuer of “penny stock,” the protection provided by the federal securities laws relating to forward looking statements, do not apply us.

 

Although federal securities laws provide a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by a public company that files reports under the federal securities laws, this safe harbor is not available to issuers of penny stocks. As a result, we will not have the benefit of this safe harbor protection in the event of any legal action based upon a claim that the material we provided contained a material misstatement of fact or was misleading in any material respect because of our failure to include any statements necessary to make the statements not misleading. Such an action could adversely affect our financial condition.

 

We have not paid dividends in the past and does not expect to pay dividends for the foreseeable future. Any return on investment may be limited to the value of our Common Stock.

 

No cash dividends have been paid on our Common Stock. We expect that any income received from operations will be devoted to our future operations and growth. We do not expect to pay cash dividends in the near future. Payment of dividends would depend upon our profitability at the time, cash available for those dividends, and other factors as our board of directors may consider relevant. If we do not pay dividends, our Common Stock may be less valuable because a return on an investor’s investment will only occur if our stock price appreciates.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

NOT APPLICABLE

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

On December 1, 2015, we moved our offices to 14699 Holman Mountain Road, Jamestown, CA 95327. The space is provided by the Chairman of the Company at no cost.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

NONE

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not Applicable

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASERS OF EQUITY SECURITES.

 

Market Information

 

Our Common Stock is quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “GETH” For the periods indicated, the following table sets forth the high and low bid prices per share of common stock. These quotations reflect inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, mark-down or commission and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.

 

Fiscal Quarter  Fiscal 2017   Fiscal 2016 
   High   Low   High   Low 
First Quarter Ended March 31  $0.19   $0.14   $0.07   $0.02 
Second Quarter Ended June 30  $0.10   $0.08   $0.16   $0.04 
Third Quarter Ended September 30  $0.08   $0.07   $0.22   $0.08 
Fourth Quarter Ended December 31  $0.10   $0.08   $0.38   $0.11 

 

Holders

 

As of April 27, 2018, there were 42,203,301 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, held by approximately 136 shareholders of record.

 

Dividends

 

We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our Common Stock. We currently intend to retain future earnings, if any, to finance the expansion of our business. As a result, we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Any future determination to pay dividends will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will be dependent upon the existing conditions, including our financial condition and results of operations, capital requirements, contractual restrictions, business prospects, and other factors that the board of directors considers relevant.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans

 

We have not adopted any equity compensation plans as of December 31, 2017.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2017, we issued an aggregate of 5,053,018 shares of our common stock, as follows:

 

In October 2017, we issued 2,000,000 shares of common stock to H. E. Capital, a related party, to settle $200,000 of its line of credit debt.

 

In November, 2017, we issued 1,500,000 shares of common stock to a non-affiliate to convert $75,000 of debt.

 

In December 2017, we issued 125,000 shares of common stock for consulting services valued at $7,500.

 

In December 2017, despite our objection, 1,428,018 shares of common stock that were issued into escrow and held as security against default, were delivered out of escrow to one of our lenders after the lender was paid in full. We have placed stop transfer instructions on those shares with the transfer agent and requested the shares be returned.

 

In each instance, these securities were issued following an arm’s-length negotiation between Green EnviroTech and the recipient, and no general solicitation was used. These securities were issued in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder as not involving any public offering.

 

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Issuer Repurchases of Equity Securities

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Statements in this annual report on Form 10-K may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements relating to our future activities or other future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and are likely to, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and those risks discussed from time to time in this annual report on Form 10-K, including the risks described under “Risk Factors,” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in this annual report on Form 10-K and in other documents which we file with the Commission. In addition, such statements could be affected by risks and uncertainties related to our ability to raise any financing which we may require for our operations, competition, government regulations and requirements, pricing and development difficulties, our ability to make acquisitions and successfully integrate those acquisitions with our business, as well as general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general economic conditions. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this annual report on Form 10-K, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

 

Critical Accounting Policy and Estimates

 

Principles of consolidation – The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of its controlled subsidiaries. Equity investments in which we exercise significant influence, but do not control and are not the primary beneficiary, are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Investments in which we do not exercise significant influence over the investee are accounted for using the cost method of accounting. Intercompany transactions are eliminated.

 

Reclassification-Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior period’s financial statements to conform to the current period’s presentation.

 

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Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section discusses our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. On an on-going basis, management evaluates its estimates and judgments, including those related to revenue recognition, accrued expenses, financing operations, and contingencies and litigation. Management bases its estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The most significant accounting estimates inherent in the preparation of our financial statements include estimates as to the appropriate carrying value of certain assets and liabilities which are not readily apparent from other sources.

 

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016, together with notes thereto as previously filed with our Annual Report on Form 10-K. In addition, these accounting policies are described at relevant sections in this discussion and analysis and in the notes to the financial statements included in this Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

Results of Operations

 

Year Ended December 31, 2017 compared to Year Ended December 31, 2016

 

We incurred $3,034,054 in wages and professional fees for the year ended December 31, 2017, as compared to $1,801,941 for the year ended December 31, 2016, an increase of approximately 68%. This was an increase of $1,232,113 in wages and professional fees. We had $1,684,711 in accrued wages, when in 2016, we had no accrued wages. We issued $91,250 in common stock for services, when in 2016 we had $171,892 in services, and we issued common stock warrants for $673,542 in services, when in 2016 we issued $931,963 in common stock warrants for services. The common stock was issued for services pertaining to public relations in the financial arena. The common stock warrants were issued to employees of the Company and employees of Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary mentioned in detail in notes 10 & 11 of our audited financial statements. The balance was $90,000 in paid salary and $528,301 in professional fees. In 2016, we had $246,533 in wages and $448,822 in professional fees.

 

There were no impairments or bad debt write offs for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

The general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2017 were $307,037 as compared to $265,057 for the year ended December 31, 2016, an increase of approximately 10%. This increase amounted to $41,980. Our travel expenses for the year ended December 31, 2017 were $73,962 compared to $113,638 for the year ended December 31, 2016. Our oil samples and lab testing for the year ended December 31, 2017 were $65,590 compared to $61,502 for the year ended December 31, 2016. We also had an increase in insurance expense in the amount of $63,711 for the year ended December 31, 2017 as compared to $6,550 for the year ended December 31, 2016. The balance of $103,774 was other overhead expenses in 2017 as compared to $83,367 for 2016.

 

The non-operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2017, were $530,113 as compared to $213,265 for the year ended December 31, 2016, an increase of 149%. The increase of $316,848 in non-operating expenses was partly the result of an increase in interest expense. We had $592,310 in interest expense in 2017 as compared to $145,983 for 2016. The interest expense in 2017 contained $132,100 in beneficial conversion feature (BCF) amortized during the year. The interest expense also contained $130,193 in derivative discount and OID amortized during the year. There was also $23,350 for upfront loan fees. We also had $722 in loss from fair value of derivatives. We also had $62,919 in derivative reduction as a result of debt settlement. We had none in 2016. Concerning losses sustained as a result of debt conversion, we had $0 in 2017 as compared to $67,282 in 2016.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of December 31, 2017, we had a balance of cash in the bank in the amount of $6,054 as compared to $94,664 as of December 31, 2016. This decrease of $88,610 represented a 94% decrease. We estimate we will need to raise an additional $750,000 in 2018 for working capital. As of December 31, 2017, we had accounts payable to vendors and accrued expenses in the amount of $1,052,629 as compared to $1,013,434 as of December 31, 2016.

 

On November 1, 2017, the Company issued an eight percent (8%) convertible note in the amount of $75,000. The note is convertible at $0.05 per share for the Company’s common stock. On November 7, 2017, the noteholder converted the note and the Company issued 1,500,000 shares as full settlement of the loan.

 

On May 5, 2017, we received working capital funds in the amount of $77,500 from Auctus Fund LLC (“Auctus”). The note had an interest rate of 10% and was due February 5, 2018. This note was paid in full on November 3, 2017, and the derivative discount of $40,538 was fully amortized to interest expense during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

On May 16, 2017, we received working capital funds in the amount of $74,650 from EMA Financial LLC (“EMA”). The note was in the amount of $77,500 with an original issue discount (OID) in the amount of $2,850, had an interest rate of 10%, and was due May 1, 2018. This note was paid in full on November 10, 2017, and the derivative discount and OID totaling $51,480 was fully amortized to interest expense during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

On April 12, 2017, we received working capital funds in the amount of $100,000 from a private company. The note had an interest rate of 8%. On July 21, 2017, the private company holding this note with its accrued interest in the amount of $2,192 exercised their right to convert in exchange for 1,481,040 shares of our common stock. The conversion price was the price of the stock at the time with a 15% discount to the market price. During the third quarter, it was determined this note had derivative discount in the amount of $28,130 which was amortized in the third quarter when the note was converted.

 

On March 29, 2017, we entered into a lease and working capital credit facility with Caliber Capital & Leasing LLC and its assignee, Real Estate Acquisition Development Sales, LLC (“READS”). Under the agreements, READS is providing an initial commitment of up to $2.5 million for the construction of our first processing line in our centralized Carbon Finishing Plant in Ohio. The loan is dated for April 4, 2017 and to date we have $493,000 in draws. The remaining draw is in doubt and GETH is in final negotiations with other funding institutions to fill the gap in funding.

 

On March 3, 2017, we approved a new working capital line of credit loan with our CEO, Chris Bowers in the amount up to $150,000 at 8% due December 31, 2017. This note has been extended until December 31, 2018. The note has conversion rights into our common shares at $0.10 per share. As of December 31, 2017, this note has a balance of $90,000 with accrued interest in the amount of $6,420. The Company evaluated this convertible LOC for Beneficial Conversion Features (BCF) and concluded that the LOC incurred a BCF when it was issued on March 3, 2017. The BCF resulted in a debt discount in the amount of $35,300 which was amortized in full during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

On August 15, 2016, we accepted a Line of Credit (LOC) in the amount of $500,000 from our CEO Chris Bowers. On November 14, 2016, we accepted a second Line of Credit (LOC) in the amount of $500,000 from our CEO. These two LOCs had an outstanding balance in the amount of $1,000,000 and $900,000 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. There was no accrued interest as of December 31, 2017 and 2016. These LOCs accrue interest at the rate of 1% per month based upon $1,000,000 total balance. We have been paying $10,000 per month in interest on the two LOCs. The due date of the two loans is December 31, 2018. The funds were used for working capital of the Company. The first LOC has two Addendums attached to it. Addendum A clarifies debt conversion rights attached to the LOC at $0.20 per share of common stock. Addendum B clarifies other rights attached to the LOC. These other rights are numbered below. (The second LOC has the same rights as that of the first LOC). The Company evaluated these convertible LOCs for Beneficial Conversion Features (BCF) and concluded that the second LOC incurred a Beneficial Conversion Features (BCF) when it was issued on November 14, 2016. The BCF resulted in a debt discount in the amount of $105,600 of which $96,800was amortized for the year ended December 31, 2017 and $8,800 for the year ended December 31, 2016. These certain other rights in Addendum B provide for the following:

 

  1. LOC has Repayment rights: The LOC has priority principal and interest repayment rights from other sources of capital received by the Company.
     
  2. LOC has Warrant rights: Bowers has the right to receive 500,000 (five hundred thousand) $0.10 warrants for providing the LOC and 250,000 (two hundred fifty thousand) $0.10 warrants per $100,000 drawn against the $500,000 LOC. This would be a total of 1,750,000 $0.10 warrants to be issued to Bowers and/or Assigns for providing the funding and the Company using all $500,000 LOC.

 

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  3. LOC has Additional Stock Conversion rights: At any time while the LOC is outstanding, Bowers has the right to convert per $100,000 of the LOC for 500,000 shares of duly paid and non-assessable common stock of the Company at a conversion price of $0.20 per share (subject to adjustment in the event of stock splits or stock dividends) by providing a notice of conversion in a form reasonably acceptable to the Company. The full conversion of the LOC would be 2,500,000 shares of the Company common stock.

 

On February 1, 2016, we issued an 8%, $134,000 Note Payable to our CEO Chris Bowers for funds received. The funds were used for working capital in Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc. (SFS). On September 28, 2016 when we acquired controlling interest in SFS, we assumed the note. The note is convertible at $0.50 per share. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the accrued interest on this note was $15,324 and $4,604 respectively.

 

The Company has had a Line of Credit with H. E. Capital, S. A. since December 3, 2010. This Line of Credit accrues interest at the rate of 8% per annum and is convertible at $0.10 per share. The due date of the loan was extended to December 31, 2018. During the year ended December 31, 2017, H.E. Capital converted $230,000 of the debt into 2,300,000 common shares of the Company which H.E. Capital assigned 2,000,000 common shares directly to a third party. H.E. Capital also advanced to the Company $65,000. The Company paid $45,200 to H. E. Capital during 2017 to reduce debt. For the year ended December 31, 2016, H.E. Capital assigned $190,000 of its debt and advanced the Company $352,000. For other financial services H.E. Capital charged the Company $60,000. H. E. Capital converted $42,905 of its debt in 2016 for 720,721 common shares of the Company. During 2016, H. E. Capital reclassified $76,060 of accounts payable and accruals it acquired to the line of credit. The balance of the loan at December 31, 2017 was $286,537 with accrued interest in the amount of $59,743. During 2017, H.E. Capital converted $100,000 of its accrued interest into 1,000,000 of common shares of the Company. For the year ended December 31, 2016, H.E. Capital loan balance was $496,737 with accrued interest in the amount of $125,625.

 

On November 15, 2012, we issued a promissory note to an individual in the amount of $170,000 at 8% interest. The note was extended to June 30, 2018. The Company used the funds to pay off the convertible notes held by Asher Enterprise, Inc. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016 the loan has an outstanding balance of $170,000 and accrued interest in the amount of $20,530 and $6,856 respectively. The accrued interest in the amount of $49,295 reported for the $170,000 on June 30, 2016 was converted into a new note dated July 1, 2016 with $0.50 per share conversion rights and accruing interest at 8%. This note is extended to June 30, 2018.The accrued interest on this new note on December 31, 2017 was $5,932 and was $1,988 on December 31, 2016. The $170,000 balance is not convertible only the $49,295 is convertible at $0.50 per share.

 

We issued debentures in the original amount of $380,000 secured by our assets to a group of investors on October 22, 2010. $75,000 of these notes was paid on April 27, 2012. The balance of these Debentures on December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $305,000. The accrued interest for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $274,328 and $237,220 respectively. Please refer to Note 6 of the financial statements which are a part of this filing for further information.

 

The following tables provide selected financial data about our company for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Balance Sheet Data:  12/31/17   12/31/16 
         
Cash  $6,054   $94,664 
Total assets  $1,050,924   $1,035,044 
Total liabilities  $6,035,974   $3,071,666 
Shareholders’ equity  $(4,985,050)  $(2,036,622)

 

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Cash provided by financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $927,480, as compared to $1,227,000 for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURE ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

All financial information required by this Item is attached hereto at the end of this annual report on Form 10-K beginning on page F-1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.

 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.

 

None.

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Our principal executive and principal financial officers have evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a - 15(e) and 15d - 15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as of the end of the period covered by this annual report. They have concluded that, based on such evaluation, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective due to the material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2017, as further described below.

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by our board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

  Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;
   
Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and
   
Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

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Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Because of the inherent limitations of internal control, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process. Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.

 

As of December 31, 2017 management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) and SEC guidance on conducting such assessments. Based on that evaluation, they concluded that, during the period covered by this report, such internal controls and procedures were not effective to detect the inappropriate application of US GAAP rules as more fully described below. This was due to deficiencies that existed in the design or operation of our internal controls over financial reporting that adversely affected our internal controls and that were considered to be material weaknesses.

 

The matters involving internal controls and procedures that our management considered to be material weaknesses were: (1) lack of a functioning audit committee due to a lack of a majority of independent members and a lack of a majority of outside directors on our board of directors, resulting in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures; (2) inadequate segregation of duties consistent with control objectives; and (3) ineffective controls over period end financial disclosure and reporting processes. The aforementioned material weaknesses were identified by our management in connection with the review of our financial statements as of December 31, 2017. These material weaknesses can be rectified by an injection of funding needed to hire personnel to fill the positions needed to carry out the necessary duties for adequate internal controls. Management believes that the material weaknesses set forth in items (2) and (3) above did not have an effect on our financial results. However, management believes that the lack of a functioning audit committee and the lack of a majority of outside directors on our board of directors results in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures, which could result in a material misstatement in our financial statements in future periods.

 

This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission which permanently exempted smaller reporting companies.

 

Management’s Remediation Initiatives

 

In an effort to remediate the identified material weaknesses and other deficiencies and enhance our internal controls, we have initiated initiatives to safe guard our cash as the most important imperative. Our CEO directs our VP of Finance to pay only invoices approved by the CEO. A monthly budget is approved and any deviation from the budget has to have approval. We intend to initiate the following plan when funding permits:

 

We will create a position to segregate duties consistent with control objectives and will increase our personnel resources and technical accounting expertise within the accounting function when funds are available to us. Further, we plan to appoint one or more outside directors to our board of directors who shall be appointed to an audit committee resulting in a fully functioning audit committee who will undertake the oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures such as reviewing and approving estimates and assumptions made by management when funds are available to us.

 

Management believes that the appointment of one or more outside directors, who shall be appointed to a fully functioning audit committee, will remedy the lack of a functioning audit committee and a lack of a majority of outside directors on our Board.

 

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We anticipate that these initiatives will be at least partially, if not fully, implemented by December 31, 2018. Additionally, we plan to test our updated controls and remediate our deficiencies by December 31, 2018.

 

Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, which has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

PART III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

 

Below are the names and certain information regarding the Company’s executive officers and directors.

 

Name  Age  Position
Gary M. DeLaurentiis   73  Secretary-Treasurer and Chairman
Chris Bowers   57  Chief Executive Officer and Director
Christopher R. Smith   47  Director

 

Directors serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are elected and qualified. Officers serve at the discretion of the board of directors.

 

Gary M. De Laurentiis, Chairman and Secretary Treasurer

 

Mr. De Laurentiis has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since July 2009. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Operating Officer from September 2008 until July 2009. Mr. DeLaurentiis has been active in the plastics recycling business for nearly 20 years. In partnership with the Chinese government, he designed and built his first plastics recycling plant in 1987. In the years since, he has designed, remodeled, built and operated plants in Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, California and Canada for both local governments and private industries. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. De Laurentiis worked directly with the state government in Campeche, Mexico, living on-site for eighteen (18) months while directing the entire project. In 1996, an Ohio based group recruited Mr. De Laurentiis to open a shuttered recycling plant. Mr. De Laurentiis left the Company in 1999 to start ECO2 Plastics Inc. Subsequently, he left Eco2 Plastics in September 2008 to start Green EnviroTech. Mr. DeLaurentiis’ experience in the plastics industry led to the conclusion that Mr. De Laurentiis should serve on the Company’s board given the Company’s business and structure.

 

Chris Bowers, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr. Bowers is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant who has worked all over the world. He spent two decades in the high tech industry working with senior leaders in many companies, including the President and CEO of Philips Electronics; and he was a member of the Executive Staff at Applied Materials. During his business career, Mr. Bowers has established, grown and downsized country operations, founded and led consulting practices, led numerous company functions, and been involved in M&A deals and integrations. In the last few years Mr. Bowers has also been directly involved in philanthropy and pro-bono work with Stanford Hospital, with Santa Clara University both in the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and in the Business School; with Second Harvest Food Bank and with The Tech Awards. Mr. Bowers started his career with the British military, serving for 5 years with the UK Special Forces.

 

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Chris Smith, Director

 

Mr. Smith has wealth of experience in the financial industry. He was a founder and director of HE Capital, a licensed asset management company with an international clientele based in the Dominican Republic until his resignation in 2014. Mr. Smith specializes in raising capital and structuring companies in both the private and public sectors. He is also a director of Black Lion Oil, Ltd., an affiliate of ours.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Compliance

 

Our officers, directors and shareholders owning greater than ten percent (10%) of our shares are required to file beneficial ownership reports pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act (the “Exchange Act”). All such reporting obligations were complied with during the year ended December 31, 2017, except that Chris Bowers, our Chief Executive Officer, was appointed to that position on December 13, 2016, and did not file his Form 3 until March 2017, and Gary De Laurentiis, or Chief Financial Officer and former Chief Executive Officer, has not filed a Form 3 or the Form 4s due in connection with our grant of warrants to him on August 1 and 31, 2016.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We do not currently have a code of ethics that applies to our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer or Controller, or persons performing similar functions. Because we have only limited business operations and until recently only had one (1) officer and one (1) director, we believe a code of ethics would have limited utility. We intend to adopt such a code of ethics in the coming year as our business operations expand and we have more directors, officers and employees.

 

Audit Committee Financial Expert

 

Because of our the small size and early stage, we do not currently have a separately designated standing audit committee established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act, or a committee performing similar functions.

 

Board Leadership Structure and Role in Risk Oversight

 

In 2016, we decided to separate the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to increase the focus on operational priorities.

 

Changes in Nominating Process

 

During the year ended December 31, 2017, there are no material changes to the procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to our board of directors.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.

 

SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE

 

The following table sets forth all compensation paid or accrued in respect of our Chief Executive Officer and those executive officers who received compensation in excess of $100,000 per year for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Name & Principal position   Year     Salary ($)     Bonus ($)     Stock Awards ($)     Warrants Option Awards ($)     Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation     Change in Pension Value and Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Earnings ($)     All Other Compensation Earnings ($)     Total ($)  
                                                       
Gary DeLaurentiis Secretary Treasurer     2016     $ 300,000                   $ 210,000                       $ 510,000  
Chairman     2017     $ 300,000                   $ 67,064                       $ 240,000  
                                                                         
Chris Bowers President Chief Executive Officer Director     2017     $ 360,000                   $ 300,000                       $ 392,309  

 

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  (1) Gary DeLaurentiis, our Secretary Treasurer had $263,000 unpaid salary at year end December 31, 2017 and $47,000 at December 31, 2016. Mr. DeLaurentiis received no common stock awards during 2017. Mr. DeLaurentiis received 1,600,000 common stock warrants valued at $210,000 during 2016 from the Company and 50,000 common stock warrants value at $5,000 from Smart Fuel Solutions when it merged into the Company on June 30, 2017. Mr. DeLaurentiis received 450,000 common stock warrants valued at $67,064 during 2017.
     
  (2) Chris Bowers, our CEO effective December 12, 2016, had $305,000 unpaid salary at year end December 31, 2017. Mr. Bowers received 2,000,000 common stock warrants valued at $300,000 during 2016 from the Company and 1,418,000 valued at $141,800 from Smart Fuel Solutions when it merged into the Company on June 30, 2017. Mr. Bowers received 3,450,000 common stock warrants valued at $339,625 during 2017.

 

Employment Agreements

 

We do have written employment agreements with our officers.

 

Director Compensation

 

None of our directors received any compensation for services as director for the year ended December 31, 2017. However, each director received 50,000 warrants.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at December 31, 2017

 

The following table sets forth outstanding equity awards to our named executive officers as of December 31, 2017.

 

OPTION AWARDS  STOCK AWARDS 
Name (a)  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (#) Exercisable (b)   Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (#) Unexercisable (c)   Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options (#) (d)   Option Exercise Price ($) (e)   Option Expiration Date (f)  Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested (#) (g)   Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested ($) (h)   Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested (#) (i)   Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested (#) (j) 
Gary DeLaurentiis   2,100,000    -    -   $0.10   12/31/2020   -    -    -    - 
Chris Bowers   6,868,000    -    -   $0.10   12/31/2020   -    -    -    - 

 

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ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS.

 

The following table sets forth certain information, as of April 26, 2018, with respect to the beneficial ownership of the outstanding Common Stock by (i) any holder of more than five (5%) percent; (ii) each of the Company’s executive officers and directors; and (iii) the Company’s directors and executive officers as a group. Except as otherwise indicated, each of the stockholders listed below has sole voting and investment power over the shares beneficially owned. This is based upon a total of 42,203,301 shares issued and outstanding as of April 26, 2018.

 

Name of Beneficial Owner  Common Stock
Beneficially
Owned
   Percentage of
Common Stock
 
Directors and Officers:        
Gary M. De Laurentiis   3,373,424    8.41 
Chris Bowers   1,250,000    2.96 
Chris Smith (1)   8,599,016    7.40 
All officers and directors as a group (3 persons)   11,722,440    27.77 
           
Black Lion Oil Ltd   8,599,016    20.38 
Brian Williamson   1,553,981    3.68 

 

(1) Mr. Smith is a director of Black Lion Oil Ltd.

 

Except as otherwise indicated, the address of each beneficial owner is: 14699 Holman Mtn, Jamestown, CA 95327.

 

Applicable percentage ownership is based on 42,203,301 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of April 26, 2018, together with securities exercisable or convertible into shares of common stock within 60 days of April 26, 2018, for each stockholder. Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities. Options or warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock that are currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of April 26, 2018, are deemed to be beneficially owned by the person holding such securities for the purpose of computing the percentage of ownership of such person, but are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

 

On August 1, 2016, we issued warrants valued at $148,952 to purchase 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Gary DeLaurentiis our then CEO for his services rendered.

 

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On August 1, 2016, we issued warrants valued at $300,000 to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Chris Bowers for providing the credit line and financial services. Chris Bowers became our new CEO and board member on December 12, 2016.

 

On August 31, 2016, we issued warrants to purchase 600,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Gary DeLaurentiis our then CEO for him converting $417,100 of his accrued salary.

 

On September 30, 2016, we were carrying in accounts payable $917 payable to our then CEO for business expenses. The payable was paid in full during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.

 

On January 9, 2017, we issued warrants valued at $35,296 to purchase 150,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Chris Bowers for being on the board of Smart Fuel Solutions.

 

On January 9, 2017, we issued warrants valued at $35,296 to purchase 150,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Gary DeLaurentiis and Chris Smith for being on the board of Smart Fuel Solutions.

 

On June 8, 2017, we issued warrants valued at $5,917 to purchase 50,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Chris Bowers for being on the board of Smart Fuel Solutions in 2016. Each of the board members of Smart Fuel Solutions were to receive 50,000 warrants for their service in 2016. Chris Bowers never received his warrants.

 

On December 13, 2017, we issued warrants valued at $336,261 to purchase 3,250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Chris Bowers for being on the board of the Company, 50,000 warrants, for a bonus for the year 250,000 warrants and 2,950,000 warrants for taking the positon of Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

On December 13, 2017, we issued warrants valued at $31,039 to purchase 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Gary DeLaurentiis for being on the board of the Company, 50,000 warrants, and a bonus for the year 250,000 warrants.

 

Director Independence

 

Our directors are not independent as that term is defined under the Nasdaq Marketplace Rules.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES

 

The following table set forth the total fees charged to us for audit services, including quarterly reviews, other audit-related services, tax services, and for other services for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

 

    December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  
Audit services   $ 37,000     $ 24,000  
Other audit-related services     -       -  
Tax services     -       -  
Total   $ 37,000     $ 24,000  

 

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ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SCHEDULES.

 

Exhibit Number   Description
     
3.1   Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to our registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-149626), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2008)
     
3.2   Certificate of Amendment of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 23, 2010
     
3.4   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation effective March 17, 2013
     
3.5   By-Laws (Incorporated by reference to our registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-149626), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2008)
     
10.1   Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated November 20, 2009, by and among the Company, Green Enviro Tech Corp. and Green EnviroTech Acquisition Corp. (Incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 25, 2009)
     
10.14   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement (incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 27, 2011)
     
10.15   Form of Debenture (incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 27, 2011)
     
10.16   Form of Security Agreement (incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 27, 2011)
     
10.17   Form of Warrant (incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 27, 2011)
     

10.18

  Separation Agreement, dated as of January 25, 2011, between the Company and Jeffrey Chartier incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 31, 2011)
     
10.19   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated February 14, 2011, between the Company, Magic Bright and the Sellers incorporated by reference to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 15, 2011)
     
10.20   Amendment No. 1 to Securities Purchase Agreement, between the Company, Magic Bright and the Sellers, dated March 16, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 18, 2011)
     
10.21   Amendment No. 2 to Securities Purchase Agreement, between the Company, Magic Bright and the Sellers, dated March 25, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2011)
     
10.22   Employment Agreement, dated as of March 30, 2011 between the Company and Wong Kwok Wing, Tony, dated as of March 31, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2011)
     
10.23   Letter Agreement, dated as of March 5, 2012, between the Company, Magic Bright, and the Sellers (incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 9, 2012)
     
10.24   Letter Agreement, dated as of June 1, 2013, between the Company and Black Lion Oil Limited
     
10.25   License Agreement by and between the Registrant and Cenco Leasing Company, Inc., dated January 30, 2015
     
10.26   Real Property Lease between Lawrence Economic Development Corporation and GETH CFP, Inc., dated April 11, 2017

 

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31.1   Certification by Principal Executive and Financial Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act
     
31.2   Certification by Principal Financial Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act
     
32.1   Certification by Principal Executive and Financial Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Exchange Act and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code
     
32.2   Certification by Principal Financial Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Exchange Act and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code

 

EX-101.INS   XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT
     
EX-101.SCH   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION SCHEDULE
     
EX-101.CAL   XBRL EXTENSION CALCULATION LINKBASE
     
EX-101.DEF   XBRL EXTENSION DEFINITION LINKBASE
     
EX-101.LAB   XBRL EXTENSION LABLE LINKBASE
     
EX-101.PRE   XBRL EXTENSION PRESENTATION LINKBASE

 

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Consolidated Financial Statements PAGE
   
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-1
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 F-2
   
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 F-3
   
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 F-4
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 F-5
   
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-6

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors of

Green Envirotech Holdings Corp.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Green Envirotech Holdings Corp and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ deficit, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern Matter

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a net capital deficiency that raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 1. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

/s/ MaloneBailey, LLP

www.malonebailey.com

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2013.

Houston, Texas

April 27, 2018

 

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GREEN ENVIROTECH HOLDINGS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

    December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  
ASSETS                
                 
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash   $ 6,054     $ 94,664  
Deposits     -       38,012  
Prepaid expenses     5,812       177,169  
Other current assets     104,284       2,284  
Total current assets     116,150       312,129  
                 
PROPERTY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT                
Construction in Progress     934,774       722,915  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 1,050,924     $ 1,035,044  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
                 
CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Accounts payable   $ 647,445     $ 630,719  
Accounts payable-related party     25,720       -  
Accrued expenses     2,089,895       382,715  
Other current liabilities     60,000       -  
Secured debentures payable     305,000       305,000  
Loan payable-related parties-convertible     1,510,537       1,433,937  
Loan Payable-other-convertible     149,295       149,295  
Loan payable-other-non-convertible     663,000       170,000  
Derivative liability     511,237       -  
Total current liabilities     5,962,129       3,071,666  
                 
Loan payable-other-convertible, long term     73,845       -  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES     6,035,974       3,071,666  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
Convertible Series A Preferred Stock $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
Redeemable Convertible Series B Preferred Stock $0.001 par value, 300,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 40,126,655 and 28,517,597 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively     40,127       28,518  
Additional paid in capital     21,604,141       20,799,102  
Accumulated deficit     (26,629,318 )     (22,818,208 )
Total Green Envirotech Holdings Corp. Stockholders’ deficit     (4,985,050 )     (1,990,588 )
Noncontrolling interest     -       (46,034 )
Total stockholders’ deficit     (4,985,050 )     (2,036,622 )
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT   $ 1,050,924     $ 1,035,044  

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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GREEN ENVIROTECH HOLDINGS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

   FOR THE   FOR THE 
   YEAR ENDED   YEAR ENDED 
   DECEMBER 31, 2017   DECEMBER 31, 2016 
         
OPERATING EXPENSES          
Wages and professional fees  $3,034,054   $1,801,941 
General and administrative   307,037    265,057 
Total operating expenses   3,341,091    2,066,998 
           
Total net loss from operating expenses   3,341,091    2,066,998 
           
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)          
Interest expense   (592,310)   (145,983)
Loss on debt conversion   -    (67,282)
Change in fair value of derivative   (722)   - 
Derivative reduction as a result of debt settlement   62,919    - 
Total other expenses   (530,113)   (213,265)
           
NET LOSS   (3,871,204)   (2,280,263)
           
Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (60,094)   (57,408)
           
Loss attributable to controlling interest   (3,811,110)   (2,222,855)
           
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING          
BASIC AND DILUTED   32,099,678    24,871,369 
           
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE-BASIC AND DILUTED:          
   $(0.12)  $(0.09)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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GREEN ENVIROTECH HOLDINGS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016    

 

                           Total         
               Additional       Green Envirotech Holdings Corp.       Total 
   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Paid-In   Accumulated   Stockholders’   Noncontrolling   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit   Interests   Deficit 
                                     
Balance - December 31, 2015   -    -    23,926,757    23,927    16,589,838    (20,595,353)   (3,981,588)   -    (3,981,588)
                                              
Common shares issued for services   -    -    818,636    819    171,073    -    171,892    -    171,892 
                                              
Conversion of loans payable for common stock   -    -    2,683,134    2,683    531,861    -    534,544    -    534,544 
                                              
Conversion of accounts payable for common stock   -    -    439,070    439    126,847    -    127,286    -    127,286 
                                              
Common shares issued for prepaid expenses             650,000    650    187,785    -    188,435    -    188,435 
                                              
Debt discount from convertible loan payable   -    -    -    -    105,600    -    105,600    -    105,600 
                                              
Warrants issued for services   -    -    -    -    931,963    -    931,963    -    931,963 
                                              
Warrants issued to related party for accrued salary   -    -    -    -    417,100    -    417,100    -    417,100 
                                              
Warrants issued to employees for accrued salary   -    -    -    -    1,737,035    -    1,737,035    -    1,737,035 
                                              
Minority investment into Smart Fuel Solutions   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    11,374    11,374 
                                              
Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2016   -    -    -    -    -    (2,222,855)   (2,222,855)   (57,408)   (2,280,263)
                                              
Balance - December 31, 2016   -    -    28,517,597    28,518    20,799,102    (22,818,208)   (1,990,588)   (46,034)   (2,036,622)
                                              
Common shares issued for services   -    -    600,000    600    90,650    -    91,250    -    91,250 
                                              
Common shares issued as a result of Smart Fuel merger             3,000,000    3,000    297,000    -    300,000    -    300,000 
                                              
Common shares issued as a commitment fee             300,000    300    26,700    -    27,000    -    27,000 
                                              
Conversion of loans payable to common stock   -    -    6,281,040    6,281    500,911    -    507,192    -    507,192 
                                              
Warrants issued for services - Related party   -    -    -    -    592,313    -    592,313    -    592,313 
                                              
Warrants issued for services   -    -    -    -    81,229    -    81,229    -    81,229 
                                              
Warrants derivative liability   -    -    -    -    (127,660)   -    (127,660)   -    (127,660)
                                              
Derivative value from tainted convertible notes   -    -    -    -    (252,858)   -    (252,858)   -    (252,858)
                                              
Debt discount from convertible loan payable   -    -    -    -    35,300    -    35,300    -    35,300 
                                              
Resolution of derivative liability due to conversion of notes to common stock   -    -    -    -    27,582    -    27,582    -    27,582 
                                              
Common shares in dispute   -    -    1,428,018    1,428    -    -    1,428    -    1,428 
                                              
Minority Interest of Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc.   -    -    -    -    (466,128)   -    (466,128)   106,128    (360,000)
                                              
Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017   -    -    -    -    -    (3,811,110)   (3,811,110)   (60,094)   (3,871,204)
                                              
Balance - December 31, 2017   -    -    40,126,655    40,127    21,604,141    (26,629,318)   (4,985,050)   -    (4,985,050)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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GREEN ENVIROTECH HOLDINGS CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

 

    FOR THE     FOR THE  
    YEAR ENDED     YEAR ENDED  
    DECEMBER 31, 2017     DECEMBER 31, 2016  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net loss   $ (3,871,204 )   $ (2,280,263 )
                 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Amortization of debt discount     262,293       8,800  
Loss on change in fair value of derivatives     722       -  
Common stock issued for services     91,250       171,892  
Debt increase as a result of a consulting agreement     -       60,000  
Derivative reduction as a result of debt settlement     (62,919 )     -  
Loss on debt conversion     -       67,282  
Warrants issued for services     81,229       783,011  
Warrants issued for services-related party     592,313       148,952  
Disputed shares issued out of escrow     1,428       -  
                 
Change in assets and liabilities                
Decrease in deposits and other current assets     209,369       (17,604 )
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses     1,856,674       187,123  
Increase in accounts payable related party     -       (6,625 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (838,845 )     (877,432 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
Construction in Progress     (177,245 )     (262,980 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (177,245 )     (262,980 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Borrowing on line of credit - related party     325,000       -  
Payments on due to related party     (28,620 )     -  
Proceeds from Convertible note - non-related party     408,300       -  
Payments on Convertible note - Related Party     (270,200 )     (53,500 )
Proceeds from non-Convertible note - Related Party     493,000          
Principal payments on long term debt     -       1,280,500  
Net cash provided by financing activities     927,480       1,227,000  
                 
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     (88,610 )     86,588  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - BEGINNING OF PERIOD     94,664       8,076  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD   $ 6,054     $ 94,664  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 184,912     $ 44,000  
Income Taxes   $ -     $ -  
                 
NON-CASH SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:                
Accrued liability settled by note payable   $ -     $ 74,295  
Accrued liability assigned to related party convertible note   $ -     $ 76,060  
Debt assigned to a related party   $ -     $ (20,000 )
Debt assigned to third party   $ -     $ 210,000  
Debt received from investment in Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc.   $ -     $ 134,000  
Warrants issued for Related party accrued salary   $ -     $ 417,100  
Warrants issued for Employees accrued salary   $ -     $ 1,737,035  
Net assets acquired in Smart Fuel Solutions after   $ -          
non-controlling interest