Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Other Assets

Other Assets
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Other Assets [Abstract]  
Other Assets

5.         Other Assets


Other assets consist of the following (in thousands).

    December 31,  
    2016     2015  
Alameda security deposit (1)   $ 597     $ 593  
CD for Green Bank collateral security (2)     1,012       1,000  
Nevada sales and use tax deposit     49       -  
Facility Closure Trust deposit (3)     100       -  
Various other assets     147       60  
      1,905       1,653  
Less:  current portion (1)     (275 )     -  
Other assets, non-current   $ 1,630     $ 1,653  


  (1) The lease deposit related to the Alameda headquarters will be released in three installments: $275,000 at June 17, 2017, followed by $275,000 in June 2018; and the remainder will be released at the end of the lease term. The current portion is included in Prepaid expenses and other current assets in the consolidated balance sheet.
  (2) The $1.0 million certificate of deposit is held by Green Bank as collateral for the TRIC construction note payable balance. The deposit with Green Bank will be released after TRIC has three consecutive months of positive cash flow from operations.
  (3) The Company has entered into a Facility Closure Trust Agreement for the benefit of the Nevada Division of Conservation and Natural Resources (NDEP). Funds deposited in the Trust are to be available when and if needed, for closure and/or post-closure care of the facility related to potential decontamination and hazardous material cleanup. The Trustee will reimburse the Company or other persons as specified by the NDEP from the fund for closure and post-closure expenditures in such amounts as the NDEP shall direct in writing. In addition, the Trustee shall refund to the Company such amounts as the NDEP specifies in writing. $100,000 was due upon establishment of the Trust Fund, on October 31, 2016; $350,000 will be due and payable on October 31, 2017, and $220,000 will be due on October 31, 2018.