TULSA, Okla., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) ("ClearSign" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, today provides an update on operations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

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"We have made good progress moving our commercial and development projects forward," said Jim Deller, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ClearSign. "Our particular focus has been on the execution of the twenty burner project for a California refinery, where we are currently readying the burners for the upcoming performance demonstration. Recently, we received the concluding purchase order for the California project and we are planning the manufacture of the burners, control systems and spare parts in accordance with our customers accelerated timeline. We have also made progress on the 100% Ultra Low NOx hydrogen burner; we are expecting to move the burner into testing in the near future. Finally, we are pursuing the initial orders of our boiler burner business and firmly believe we will start to see some orders soon."

Recent strategic and operational highlights during and subsequent to the third quarter of 2022 include:

Received Follow on Purchase Order for California Refinery Multi Heater Project and Moved into Testing: The Company is proceeding with the next phase in the previously announced twenty burner project for a California refinery.  The four burners required for full scale testing and demonstration have now been fabricated and the first has been installed in the test furnace with the optimization of the burners well underway. The preparation is ongoing, and the formal witness demonstration is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.  Additionally, the Company has received the concluding purchase order for the manufacture and supply of the remaining sixteen burners, control systems and spare parts.  We anticipate that the burners will be installed in the customer's refinery in 2023. 

Progressed the Hydrogen Fueled Ultra Low NOx Process Burner Development Project to Testing:   The Company has completed initial "proof of concept runs" with the technology demonstrating the ability to run successfully with fuel comprised of 100% hydrogen. The remaining testing is to demonstrate sub 5ppm NOx over the typical operating range of a refinery burner. The test burner and the other components required for the first planned phase of this testing are manufactured and ready to go as soon as the test furnace, ancillary equipment and personnel resources are available.

Announced an Enclosed Oxidizer Sale to Canada Based Hydrogen Technology Production Company: The Company sold a ClearSign Core™ enclosed oxidizer for installation in a pilot scale hydrogen production plant.  The Canadian customer is developing a breakthrough technology for the production of clean hydrogen.

Announced the Appointment of Energy Industry Veteran Gary DiElsi to the Board of Directors:  Mr. DiElsi is a seasoned energy executive with a broad background of over 40 years of experience in private equity, major global enterprises, smaller industrial companies, and startup ventures, including both turnaround and growth situations.  He is filling Bruce A. Pate's position.  

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were approximately $9,780,000 on September 30, 2022.

There were 38,019,951 shares of the Company's common stock issued and outstanding as of November 1, 2022.

The Company will be hosting a call at 5:00 PM ET today. Investors interested in participating on the live call can dial 1-866-372-4653 within the U.S. or 1-412-902-4217 from abroad. Investors can also access the call online through a listen-only webcast at https://app.webinar.net/jXao0yNDzOb or on the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.clearsign.com/overview.

The webcast will be archived on the Company's investor relations website for at least 90 days and a telephonic playback of the conference call will be available by calling 1-877-344-7529 within the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 from abroad. Conference ID #9709910. The telephonic playback will be available for 7 days after the conference call.

About ClearSign Technologies Corporation

ClearSign Technologies Corporation designs and develops products and technologies for the purpose of improving key performance characteristics of industrial and commercial systems, including operational performance, energy efficiency, emission reduction, safety and overall cost-effectiveness. Our patented technologies, embedded in established OEM products as ClearSign Core™ and ClearSign Eye™ and other sensing configurations, enhance the performance of combustion systems and fuel safety systems in a broad range of markets, including the energy (upstream oil production and down-stream refining), commercial/industrial boiler, chemical, petrochemical, transport and power industries. For more information, please visit www.clearsign.com.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

All statements in this press release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements." You can find many (but not all) of these statements by looking for words such as "approximates," "believes," "hopes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "plans," "would," "should," "could," "may," "will" or other similar expressions. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this press release on its current expectations on the Company's strategy, plans, intentions, performance, or future occurrences or results, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully install our burners in the California refinery and complete the anticipated project within the updated timeline, our performance of the Phase I work and likelihood that we submit, and are approved, for Phase II grant funding, general business and economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing, competition, whether our technology will be accepted and adopted and other factors identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov and other factors that are detailed in our periodic and current reports available for review at www.sec.gov. Furthermore, we operate in a competitive environment where new and unanticipated risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and, except as may be required by law, undertake no obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware.

 

PART I-FINANCIAL INFORMATION


ITEM 1. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ClearSign Technologies Corporation and Subsidiary

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited) 









(in thousands, except share and per share data)


September 30, 


December 31, 




2022


2021


ASSETS
















Current Assets:








Cash and cash equivalents


$

5,880


$

7,607


Short-term held-to-maturity investments



3,900




Accounts receivable, net



38



33


Contract assets



284



39


Prepaid expenses and other assets



506



345


Total current assets



10,608



8,024










Fixed assets, net



427



530


Patents and other intangible assets, net



818



799


Other assets



10



10










Total Assets


$

11,863


$

9,363










LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
















Current Liabilities:








Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

287


$

224


Current portion of lease liabilities



180



205


Accrued compensation and related taxes



300



218


Contract liabilities



61



84


Total current liabilities



828



731


Long Term Liabilities:








Long term lease liabilities



239



350


Total liabilities



1,067



1,081










Commitments and contingencies (note 7)
















Stockholders' Equity:








Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, zero shares issued and outstanding






Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 38,019,951 and 31,581,666 shares
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021,
respectively



4



3


Additional paid-in capital



98,008



91,035


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)



(11)



9


Accumulated deficit



(87,205)



(82,765)


Total ClearSign Technologies Corporation stockholders' equity



10,796



8,282


Noncontrolling Interest






Total equity



10,796



8,282










Total Liabilities and Equity


$

11,863


$

9,363



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

 

ClearSign Technologies Corporation and Subsidiary

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)
















(in thousands, except share and per share data)


For the Three Months Ended


For the Nine Months Ended




September 30, 


September 30, 




2022


2021


2022


2021
















Revenues


$

324


$

190


$

324


$

553


Cost of goods sold



201



278



201



1,008
















Gross profit (loss)



123



(88)



123



(455)
















Operating expenses:














Research and development



97



1,138



393



2,436


General and administrative



1,461



1,131



4,342



4,029
















Total operating expenses



1,558



2,269



4,735



6,465
















Loss from operations



(1,435)



(2,357)



(4,612)



(6,920)
















Other income














Interest, net



35





35




Government assistance



88





100




Gain on forgiveness of debt









251


Gain from sale of assets







37




Other income, net





4





4


Total other income



123



4



172



255
















Net loss



(1,312)



(2,353)



(4,440)



(6,665)


Net loss attributed to non-controlling interest









(1)


Net loss attributed to common stockholders


$

(1,312)


$

(2,353)


$

(4,440)


$

(6,664)
















Net loss per share - basic and fully diluted


$

(0.03)


$

(0.07)


$

(0.13)


$

(0.21)
















Weighted average number of shares outstanding -
basic and fully diluted



37,871,291



31,491,174



34,435,117



31,114,769
















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

 

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