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Note 11 - Notes Payable

Note 11 - Notes Payable
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Notes to Financial Statements  
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]

11. Notes Payable


On September 30, 2022, Aqua Metals Reno, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a Loan Agreement with Summit Investment Services, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company as to an undivided 90.8334% interest, Darren McBride, Trustee of the Arduino 1 Trust, U/A dated April 25, 2022, as to an undivided 8.3333% interest and Jason Yelowitz, Trustee of the Jason Yelowitz 2006 Trust, Dated March 31, 2006 as to an undivided .8333% interest (collectively, the “Lenders”), pursuant to which the Lenders provided us with a loan in the amount of $6 million. The loan accrues interest at a fixed annual rate of 8.50%. Interest-only payments are due monthly for the first twenty-four months and the principal and all unpaid accrued interest is due on September 29, 2024. We have the right to prepay the loan at any time, provided that we must pay guaranteed minimum interest of $255,000 (6-months of interest). The Loan Agreement includes representations, warranties, and affirmative and negative covenants that are customary of institutional loan agreements. The loan is collateralized by a first priority lien interest on our land and recycling facility at TRIC that is expected to sell before March 31, 2023 to LINICO as disclosed in Note 4 of the financial statements. Upon the completion of the sale, the commitments and obligations per our loan agreement with the Lenders will terminate, and all amounts then outstanding will become payable. The costs associated with obtaining the loan were recorded as a reduction to the carrying amount of the note and are being amortized over the life of the loan.


Notes payable is comprised of the following (in thousands):



September 30, 2022


December 31, 2021


Notes payable, current portion


The Lenders, net of issuance costs

  $ 5,886     $  

Total notes payable, current portion

  $ 5,886     $