Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

11. Related Party Transactions

11. Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

MeOH Power, Inc.


As of September 30, 2016, the Company owned an aggregate of approximately 47.5% of MeOH Power, Inc.’s outstanding common stock, or 75,049,937 shares, and 56.0% of the common stock and warrants issued, which includes 31,904,136 warrants outstanding. The number of shares of MeOH Power, Inc.’s common stock authorized for issuance is 240,000,000 as of September 30, 2016.


On December 18, 2013, MeOH Power, Inc. and the Company executed a Senior Demand Promissory Note (the Note) in the amount of $380 thousand to secure the intercompany amounts due to the Company from MeOH Power, Inc. upon the deconsolidation of MeOH Power, Inc. Interest accrues on the Note at the Prime Rate in effect on the first business day of the month, as published in the Wall Street Journal. At the Company’s option, all or part of the principal and interest due on this Note may be converted to shares of common stock of MeOH Power, Inc. at a rate of $0.07 per share. Interest began accruing on January 1, 2014. The Company recorded a full allowance against the Note. As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, $273 thousand and $266 thousand, respectively, of principal and interest are available to convert into shares of common stock of MeOH Power, Inc. Any adjustments to the allowance are recorded as miscellaneous expense during the period incurred.     


Legal Services


During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company paid $9 thousand to Couch White, LLP for legal services associated with contract review. A partner at Couch White, LLP is an immediate family member of one of our Board of Directors.