Property and equipment, net
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]|
|Property and equipment, net||
Property and equipment, net, consisted of the following (in thousands):
Depreciation expense was $3.2 million, $2.9 million and $0.7 million for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The building is a 136,750 square foot lead acid battery recycling plant being built in McCarran, Nevada. Equipment under construction is primarily AquaRefining modules manufactured by the Company to be used in the McCarran, Nevada recycling plant.
Certain costs necessary to make the recycling facility ready for its intended use have been capitalized, including interest expense on notes payable. Capitalized interest totaled $0.5 million and $0.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Capitalization of interest ceased upon completion of the building in early November 2016.
The Company has financed certain of its lab equipment purchases through the use of capital leases. The lease terms are generally between 24 and 36 months with an option to purchase the asset at the end of the lease for $1. Total lab equipment included in the above table at December 31, 2018 subject to capital leases is $0.4 million less accumulated depreciation of $0.2 million resulting in net fixed assets under capital lease of $0.2 million. Total lab equipment included in the above table at December 31, 2017 subject to capital leases was $0.4 million less accumulated depreciation of $0.1 million resulted in net fixed assets under capital lease of $0.3 million. These assets are depreciated using the same useful lives as noted above and included in depreciation expense. See Note 12 – Notes Payable for minimum future payments related to these equipment leases.
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef