Vancouver, British Columbia — (Newsfile Corp. – January 20, 2022) — ReGen III Corp. (TSXV: GIII) (OTCQB: ISRJF) (FSE: PN4) (“ReGen III” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following update.
In May 2021, ReGen III signed a definitive offtake agreement with bp to purchase 100 percent (100%) of the Company’s base oils produced at its proposed 5,600 bpd Texas recycling facility. The Company continues to work closely with bp to advance the project.
Export Development Canada (“EDC”) provided ReGen III with indicative terms for a senior secured debt facility of US$108 million. ReGen III continues to advance project and engineering data to EDC as part of its ongoing due diligence process. Final terms are expected to be crystallized during Q2, 2022.
Further to the Company’s press release of December 2, 2021 regarding the signing of a non-binding letter of intent with a multi-billion-dollar US based private equity (“PE”) firm, the collaborative due diligence process is advancing rapidly. To date, ReGen III is not aware of any insurmountable gating items raised by the PE firm.
Project and Engineering
Earlier last year, ReGen III engaged Koch Project Solutions, LLC (“KPS”) to provide project execution management services leading up to the turnkey delivery of its new facility in Texas whereby, KPS will lead ReGen III’s world class engineering, construction and licensed vendor teams: PCL Industrial Management Ltd., Studi Tecnologie Progetti S.p.A. (“STP”), Koch Modular Process Systems (“KMPS”), Duke Technologies (“Duke”) and Sacre-Davey Engineering Inc. through the completion of detailed design, construction, commissioning, and start-up.
ReGen III is currently deploying US$7.4 million to complete the project’s front-end engineering and design (“FEED”) under the guidance of KPS. Since our update on September 29, 2021, the Texas project has advanced considerably and there are now an estimated 100+ engineering personnel working on the FEED study and project deliverables. In brief:
- KPS executed contracts and initiated work with the final process design packagers: STP for our stage 1 contamination separation unit and Duke for our stage 3 molecular treatment unit.
- Preliminary data was received from the process design packagers, with process design integration being performed by the Company’s consulting engineer, Sacre-Davey Engineering Inc.
- The permitting application preparation process was initiated and the air permit is currently under development.
- Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) reviews are underway.
- Specification of equipment for eventual purchase is progressing.
- The site survey is complete and the plant layout has progressed significantly with the receipt of engineering data from our process package providers.
- The engineering contractors have developed the basis and assumptions for preparation of an updated project cost estimate.
- ReGen III reviewed the FEL-2 package received from Oiltanking for the Texas site.
- The Texas site lease and terminal services discussions are ongoing.
- KPS continues to develop an engineering, procurement, and construction lump sum turnkey (“EPC LSTK”) wrap. Fully wrapped EPC LSTK contracts include cost, schedule and performance guarantees that will provide ReGen III with a single point of responsibility for engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up.
- KPS introduced ReGen III to New Energy Risk (“NER”), a subsidiary of the AXA Group. NER is working in parallel with KPS and its EPC LSTK wrap, to develop a complimentary gap insurance policy that will provide further financial protections for ReGen III and its lenders.
Due to any unforeseen material changes and with these engineering advances in hand, the Company believes it is positioned to receive an interim project cost estimate in late Q1/early Q2 and the final FEED package in Q2 2022.
Further to the Company’s announcement of January 12, 2022 and the appointment of Catherine Banat to the board of directors, the board also accepted the resignation of director, Paul DiPasquale, in order to make room for Catherine Banat. Paul has been a strong and vocal corporate advocate for the past ten years and his participation and continued input is invaluable to the Company. We are grateful to Paul for his service to date and we look forward to retaining his input and institutional memory as he transitions to the role of a consultant to ReGen III.
About ReGen III
ReGen III is a cleantech recycling company creating more sustainable solutions that include better environmental outcomes and compelling economics. ReGen III owns a portfolio of patented technologies that enable used motor oil (“UMO”) re-refineries to produce a higher value product mix of base oils than traditional methods, including up to 55% Group III.
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On Behalf of the Board of ReGen III Corp.
Chief Executive Officer
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ReGen III Corp.
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