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CONVERTIBLE NOTE RECEIVABLE

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CONVERTIBLE NOTE RECEIVABLE
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Receivables [Abstract]  
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In October 2021, the Company entered into a convertible promissory note purchase agreement with DG Fuels, LLC (“DG Fuels”) and purchased a promissory note with a principal balance of $1.0 million (“DG Fuels Tranche 1 Note”). In April 2022, the Company purchased an additional promissory note from DG Fuels with a principal balance of $2.0 million. (“DG Fuels Tranche 2 Note”) (collectively, the “DG Fuels Note”). The convertible promissory note is recorded in other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The maturity date of the DG Fuels Note is the earlier of (i) 30 days after a demand for payment is made by the Company at any time after the two year anniversary of the date of issuance of the note; (ii) the four year anniversary of the date of issuance of the note; (iii) five days following a Financial Close (“Financial Close” means a project finance style closing by DG Fuels or its subsidiary of debt and equity capital to finance the construction of that certain biofuel facility currently
under development by DG Fuels), or (iv) upon an event of default determined at the discretion of the Company. The DG Fuels Note has an annual interest rate of 10.0%.
The Company intends to hold and convert the DG Fuels Note into the equity securities issued by DG Fuels in its next equity financing round that is greater than $20.0 million at a 20% discount to the issuance price. The principal balance and unpaid accrued interest on the DG Fuels Note will, at the option of the Company, convert into equity securities upon the closing of such next equity financing round.
The discounted conversion rate in the DG Fuels Note is considered a redemption feature that is an embedded derivative, which requires bifurcation and separate accounting at its estimated fair value under ASC 815 – Derivative and Hedging. The embedded derivative upon the purchase of the DG Fuels Tranche 1 Note was an asset of $0.4 million and the embedded derivative upon the purchase of the DG Fuels Tranche 2 note was an asset of $0.7 million. The estimated fair value of the derivative instruments were recognized as a derivative asset on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, with an offsetting discount to the DG Fuels Note. The Company amortizes the discount on the Note into interest income using the effective interest method. The Company recognized interest income of $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 from the DG Fuels Note. Interest income included income from the amortization of the debt discount of $33 thousand and $0.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022.
At each reporting period, the Company remeasures this derivative financial instrument to its estimated fair value. The change in the estimated fair value is recorded in other income (expense), net in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, there was no change in fair value of the embedded derivative.
A reconciliation of the beginning and ending asset balance for the embedded derivative in the DG Fuels Note is as follows (amounts in thousands):
Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Beginning of period $ 1,025  $ 350 
Additions —  675 
Change in fair value —  — 
End of period
$ 1,025  $ 1,025 
The Company has determined that DG Fuels is a variable interest entity and that the Company has a variable interest in it through the DG Fuels note. The Company is not the primary beneficiary of DG Fuels, and thus is not required to consolidate DG Fuels. The Company’s maximum exposure to loss related to DG Fuels is limited to the Company’s investment of $3.0 million.