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As an emerging growth company, we are exempt from various reporting requirements. Specifically, we are exempt from the following provisions:
Under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies may delay adopting new or revised accounting standards that have different effective dates for public and private companies until such time as those standards apply to private companies. We have irrevocably elected not to avail ourselves of this exemption from new or revised accounting standards and, therefore, will be subject to the same new or revised accounting standards as other public companies that are not emerging growth companies.
The accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets of TORtec Group Corporation at June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, and the related condensed consolidated statements of operations and stockholders' equity for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 and the related condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 have been prepared by management in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations and financial position have been included and all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Operating results for the period ended June 30, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of the results that can be expected for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.
NOTE 1 ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS
On June 13, 2012, the Board of Directors of Geo Point Technologies, Inc., a Utah corporation (Geo Point Utah), approved a stock dividend that resulted in a spin-off (Spin-Off) of TORtec Group Corporation (formerly Geo Point Resources, Inc.) (the "Company") common stock to the Geo Point Utah stockholders, pro rata, on the record date (the Record Date). Prior to the Spin-Off, the Company was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geo Point Utah. The Company was incorporated on June 13, 2012, comprising all of Geo Point Utahs Environmental and Engineering Divisions assets, business, operations, rights or otherwise, along with its Hydrocarbon Identification Technology License Agreement with William C. Lachmar dated January 31, 2008. The Spin-Off had a Record Date of January 17, 2013; an ex-dividend date of January 15, 2013; and a Spin-Off payment date of April 22, 2013.
On November 22, 2017, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the Agreement). The transaction closed on December 4, 2017, with TORtec Group, Inc., a Wyoming corporation (TORtec) and all of the shareholders of TORtec, pursuant to which the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of TORtec. Under the terms of the Agreement, a total of 90,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock were issued to the TORtec shareholders as consideration in exchange for all 10,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of TORtec common stock being transferred to the Company, making TORtec a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. As a result, the TORtec shareholders collectively own ninety percent (90.0%) of our issued and outstanding shares of our common stock immediately following the acquisition. Effective November 16, 2018, the Company changed its name from Geo Point Resources, Inc. to TORtec Group Corporation.
TORtec Group, Inc.
On September 9, 2017, TORtec entered into General Agreement No. US-17 on cooperation and joint activities on commercialization of TOR-technologies, introduction of new productions, products and services in the markets of North, Central and South America (the Exclusive License Agreement) with the parties that invented the TOR-technology. The Exclusive License Agreement grants to TORtec an exclusive license to utilize the technology for certain purposes throughout North, Central and South America.
The TOR-technology equipment is best described as a cascaded adiabatic resonance vortex mill utilizing compressed air as the energy in the system. This proprietary technology includes the ability to size and classify material processed by elemental composition and specific gravity.
In some cases, the quality and composition of the materials and liquids processed are new. This TOR-technology has the potential to influence the efficiency and quality of the micro-pulverization industry for re-mineralizing soil, conserve energy, cleanup and extract value from mining waste piles and to create new bio-products and metal-ceramic composites.
Risks and Uncertainties
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and on March 10, 2020, declared it to be a pandemic. Actions taken around the world to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus include restrictions on travel, and quarantines in certain areas, and forced closures for certain types of public places and businesses. The coronavirus and actions taken to mitigate it have had and are expected to continue to have an adverse impact on the economies and financial markets of many countries, including the geographical area in which the Company operates. The impact of COVID-19 to our operations had been minimal as we are currently still developing our key product for which development has continued. However, due to the continued uncertainty around COVID-19 the additional effects of the potential impact cannot be predicted at this time.
The Company has a limited operating history and has not generated revenues from our planned principal operations.
The Company's business and operations are sensitive to general business and economic conditions in the U.S. and worldwide. These conditions include short-term and long-term interest rates, inflation, fluctuations in debt and equity capital markets and the general condition of the U.S. and world economy. A host of factors beyond the Company's control could cause fluctuations in these conditions, including the political environment and acts or threats of war or terrorism. Adverse developments in these general business and economic conditions, including through recession, downturn or otherwise, could have a material adverse effect on the Company's consolidated financial condition and the results of its operations.
The Company currently has no sales and limited marketing and/or distribution capabilities. The Company has limited experience in developing, training or managing a sales force and will incur substantial additional expenses if we decide to market any of our current and future products. Developing a marketing and sales force is also time consuming and could delay launch of our future products. In addition, the Company will compete with many companies that currently have extensive and well-funded marketing and sales operations. Our marketing and sales efforts may be unable to compete successfully against these companies. In addition, the Company has limited capital to devote sales and marketing.
The Company's industry is characterized by rapid changes in technology and customer demands. As a result, the Company's products may quickly become obsolete and unmarketable. The Company's future success will depend on its ability to adapt to technological advances, anticipate customer demands, develop new products and enhance our current products in development on a timely and cost-effective basis. Further, the Company's products must remain competitive with those of other companies with substantially greater resources. The Company may experience technical or other difficulties that could delay or prevent the development, introduction or marketing of new products or enhanced versions of existing products. Also, the Company may not be able to adapt new or enhanced products to emerging industry standards, and the Company's new products may not be favorably received. Nor may we have the capital resources to further the development of existing and/or new ones.
In February 2018, due to the untimely death of Bill Lachmar, the Companys president, the Company ceased the operations of the Environmental and Engineering Divisions. The Company has reflected these operations as discontinued operations in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements. The related disclosures have not been presented due to the amounts being insignificant to the condensed consolidated financial statements taken as a whole. Discontinued operations did not impact the consolidated statements of cash flows during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.
NOTE 2 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred significant current period losses, negative cash flows from operating activities, has negative working capital, and an accumulated deficit. These conditions, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. Managements plans regarding these matters, if needed, include raising additional debt or equity financing. The terms of which might not be acceptable to the Company. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. In the opinion of management, all adjustments and disclosures necessary for a fair presentation of these condensed consolidated financial statements have been included. Such adjustments consist of normal recurring adjustments. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2020. The results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2020 are not indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year.
Basis of Accounting
The Companys condensed consolidated financial statements are stated in United States dollars and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP).
Principles of Consolidation
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries TORtec, TORtec Titan+, and its 50.1% owned subsidiary, TORtec Nanosynthesis Corp. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated in the consolidation. TORtec's operations have been included from its date of acquisition, see Note 1 for additional information. TORtec Titan+ does not have any operations. TORtec Nanosynthesis Corp. commenced operations during the third quarter of fiscal 2020 and has consisted primarily of research and development expenditures.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates made by management include allowance for doubtful accounts, the useful life of property and equipment and impairment of long-lived assets.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company complies with the accounting guidance under Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820-10, Fair Value Measurements, as well as certain related FASB staff positions. This guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact business and considers assumptions that marketplace participants would use when pricing the asset or liability, such as inherent risk, transfer restrictions, and risk of nonperformance.
The guidance also establishes a fair value hierarchy for measurements of fair value as follows:
Level 1 - quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
Level 2 - inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for subtantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
Level 3 - unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.
As of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, the Company did not have Level 1, 2, or 3 financial assets or liabilities. Financial instruments consist of cash, subscriptions receivable, payables, and advances from related parties. The fair value of financial instruments approximated their carrying values as of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, due to the short-term nature of these items.
Basic and Diluted (Income) Loss per Common Share
Basic income (loss) per common share is calculated by dividing net loss by the weighted average common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted income (loss) per common share reflects the potential dilution to basic earnings per share that could occur upon conversion or exercise of securities, options, or other such items to common shares using the treasury stock method, based upon the weighted average fair value of the Companys common shares during the period. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company did not have any dilutive securities.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 840), to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. The amendments in this standard are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years, for a public entity. Early adoption of the amendments in this standard is permitted for all entities and the Company must recognize and measure leases at the beginning of the earliest period presented using a modified retrospective approach. As the Company is considered an emerging growth company, the Company expects to adopt this standard during its fiscal year ended March 31, 2022. The Company does not expect the adoption of this new standard to have a material impact on its financial statements and related disclosures due to currently having one qualifying lease.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
The FASB issued ASUs to amend the authoritative literature in ASC. There have been a number of ASUs to date that amend the original text of ASC. The Company believes those issued to date either (i) provide supplemental guidance, (ii) are technical corrections, (iii) are not applicable to the Company or (iv) are not expected to have a significant impact on the Company's operations.
NOTE 3 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ELEMENTS
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment consist of the Company's Tornado M which was received during fiscal 2019. The Company is currently making additional expenditures in order for the Tornado M to be put into production. Thus, as of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, the Tornado M is considered construction in progress for which depreciation hasn't commenced. The Company expects to depreciate costs related to the Tornado M over the period of ten years. See Note 1 for additional information.
On April 12, 2019, the Company, through TORtec Titan+, entered into a perpetual license for the use of certain technologies with an entity controlled by the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company paid $35,051 for the rights and will provide future royalties of 10% of the subsidiaries' net income. The Company expects to use the technology in connection with its Tornado M.
NOTE 4 SHORT TERM ADVANCES
From time to time, Capital Vario, a shareholder of the Company, advances monies for operations. The advances do not incur interest and are due on demand. During the three months ended June 30, 2019, Capital Vario advanced the Company an additional $64,700 for which the proceeds were used for operations and development of the Tornado M. The balance due to Capital Vario at June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020 was $288,690. The advances have been reflected as "short term advances - related parties" on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. No amounts have been advanced by Capital Vario subsequent to June 30, 2020.
NOTE 5 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company does not have any pending or threatened litigation.
In October 2019, the Company entered into a lease within an initial term of two years. The lease required a deposit of $3,000 and a minimum monthly lease payment of $2,500. In addition, the Company is liable for 50% of property taxes, utilities, etc. which are payable to the landlord. Rent expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $8,792.
NOTE 6 - SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY
In May 2019, the Company sold 15,000 shares of common stock for proceeds of $150,000. Included in the stock purchase agreement was the sale of 10% interest in TORtec Nanosynthesis Corp., which was incorporated in May 2019. The Company closed the transaction on March 31, 2020 for which the required shares were issued.
As of March 31, 2020, subscriptions receivable were $165,000, for which $5,000 was from a related party. The subscriptions receivable resulted from the sale of the Companys common stock as well as an interest within TORtec Nanosynthesis Corp. The proceeds from the subscriptions were received on April 2, 2020.
Non-controlling interest disclosed within the condense consolidated statement of operations represents the minority ownership 49.9% share of net losses of TORtec Nanosynthesis Corp. incurred during the three months ended June 30, 2020.
See Note 1 for disclosure of additional shares.
NOTE 7 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTION
See Notes 3 for the purchase of a license, 4 for short-term advances and 6 for collection of subscription receivable, for additional related party transactions.
NOTE 8 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
In August 2020, the Company received a $20,000 loan from a director of the Company. The loan doesnt incur any interest and is due upon demand.
The Company has evaluated subsequent events after June 30, 2020, through the date of this filing, noting no additional items which need to be disclosed within the accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements other than those disclosed above.
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
On June 13, 2012, we were formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geo Point Technologies, Inc., a Utah corporation (Geo Point Utah), and into which Geo Point Utah simultaneously authorized the conveyance of the segment of its business comprising all of its Environmental and Engineering Divisions assets, business, operations, rights or otherwise, along with its Hydrocarbon Identification Technology (HI Technology) License Agreement dated January 31, 2008 (the License Agreement), subject to the assumption by us of all related liabilities and the indemnification of Geo Point Utah by us from any liabilities relating to these assets and operations. Also on June 13, 2012, the Board of Directors of Geo Point Utah approved a stock dividend that resulted in a spin-off of all of our shares of common stock to the Geo Point Utah stockholders, pro rata, on a one share for one share basis, on the record date (the Spin-Off). The Spin-Off had a record date of January 17, 2013; and ex-dividend date of January 15, 2013; and a Spin-Off payment date of April 22, 2013. On the effective date of the Spin-Off, there were approximately 1,002,167 outstanding shares of our common stock. For additional information about the Spin-Off, see our Prospectus dated January 7, 2013, and filed with the SEC on January 8, 2013; and our 8-K Current Report dated April 22, 2013, and filed with the SEC on such date. See Part IV, Item 15.
The Environmental and Engineering Divisions comprised the initial operations of Geo Point Utah at its inception and were commenced as a DBA in 1997, by Geo Point Utahs founder, William C. Lachmar, who then served as our President and sole director, in the State of California. The Company operated this business until February 2018 when Mr. Lachmar died. The Company has no plans to continue this business following Mr. Lachmars death.
Acquisition of TORtec Group
On November 22, 2017, (the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the Agreement) with TORtec Group, a Wyoming corporation (TORtec) and all of the shareholders of TORtec, pursuant to which the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of TORtec. The acquisition of TORtec by the Company was successfully consummated on December 4, 2017.
Under the terms of the Agreement, a total of 90,000,000 shares of the Companys restricted common stock were issued to the seventeen TORtec shareholders as consideration in exchange for all 10,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of TORtec common stock being transferred to the Company, making TORtec a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. As a result, the former TORtec shareholders collectively owned ninety percent (90.0%) of our issued and outstanding shares of our common stock immediately following the acquisition. New directors and officers of the Company were appointed in connection with the acquisition.
Stephen Smoot was a former consultant and officer of Capital Vario CR S.A. (Capital Vario), which was the controlling shareholder of the Company prior to the acquisition, but resigned from his affiliation with Capital Vario prior to a $500,000 debt-to-equity conversion by Capital Vario with the Company. Smoot became the President/CEO and Director of TORtec Group on September 8, 2017.
As part of the closing of the acquisition, the Companys then sole director (William C. Lachmar) elected Franc Smidt, Alex Schmidt, Maksim Goncharenko, Jeffrey R. Brimhall, Stephen H. Smoot, and Irina Kochetkova to the Companys Board of Directors before
resigning as an officer and director of the Company. The following persons were then elected as officers of the Company: Franc Smidt Chairman of the Board of Directors, Stephen H. Smoot - President and CEO, Alex Schmidt Vice President, and Irina Kochetkova Secretary and Treasurer. Jeffrey R. Brimhall resigned as an officer of the Company but has been appointed to serve as a director. Maksim Goncharenko subsequently resigned as a director on July 3, 2018.
For additional information concerning the acquisition of TORtec, see the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 4, 2017 and filed with the SEC on December 8, 2017, as amended in a Form 8-K/ Amendment dated June 22, 2018 and filed with the SEC on June 22, 2018.
Future Plan of Operations
Now that the acquisition of TORtec is complete, we will become engaged, through our subsidiary TORtec Group, in the business of harnessing the natural implosion forces of a vortex (tornado), employing resonating frequencies, to disintegrate soft to ultra-hard materials into micron or nano-sized particles.
On September 9, 2017, TORtec Group entered into General Agreement No. US-17 on cooperation and joint activities on commercialization of TOR-technologies, introduction of new productions, products and services in the markets of North, Central and South America (the Exclusive License Agreement) with the parties that invented the TOR-technology. The Exclusive License Agreement grants to TORtec Group an exclusive license to utilize the technology for certain purposes throughout North, Central and South America. The TOR-technology equipment is best described as a cascaded adiabatic resonance vortex mill utilizing compressed air as the energy in the system. This proprietary technology includes the ability to size and classify material processed by elemental composition and specific gravity. A more detailed description of the acquisition is included in the Companys two Current Reports on Form 8-K: (a) dated November 22, 2017 and filed with the SEC on November 29, 2017; and (b) dated December 4, 2017 and filed with the SEC on December 8, 2017, as amended in a Form 8-K/ Amendment dated June 22, 2018 and filed with the SEC on June 22, 2018; both of which are incorporated herein by this reference.
On June 18, 2018, TORtec Group entered into License Agreement No. W-1/18 with Forschunginstitut GmbH pursuant to which it was granted a license to use the TOR technology and the utility model Tornado documentation for certain purposes, for which TORtec Group paid an initial royalty of 30,000 Euros, and agreed to pay an annual royalty equal to 10% of any after tax profit received by TORtec Group (and any subsidiaries) by the years result. This License Agreement expanded the licensed territory from North, Central and South America to the entire world. A copy of this License Agreement is attached to the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 as Exhibit 10.1.
On September 9, 2017, TORtec entered into an agreement with MTM Center GmbH, then a shareholder of TORtec, for the construction of a mobile machine that utilizes the TORtec technology, referred to as the Tornado M. The total purchase price is 394,000 Euros ($474,159 as of September 9, 2017 date of the agreement). On March 3, 2018, the agreement was amended to the amount of 305,535 Euros or $367,696 representing the original amount of 394,000 Euros or $474,159 less the amount of 88,465 Euros or $106,463 originally allocated to the Kaeser screw-compressor, plus the additional amount of 48,040 Euros or $57,814 in the form of prepayment for transportation and expenses of technical personnel to come to the USA to commission the mobile TORNADO M unit and payment in advance for an additional vortex chamber with resonating frequency rings for additional applications for the mobile TORNADO M unit, including transportation & insurance to Idaho.
The Company has paid the total amount of two (2) payments totaling 354,600 euros or $425,510 plus an additional payment of 30,000 Euros or $35,947 for the one-time License fee. The Company received the Tornado M machine in second fiscal quarter of 2019. The Tornado M is currently being prepared to be used in the Company's operations.
On February 19, 2019, TORtec Group entered into an agreement with TORtec Forschungsinstitut GmbH, the successor-in-interest to Scientific Research Institute of Technological Progress (SRITP), a Cyprus entity, controlled by the same shareholder. A copy is attached to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2019 as Exhibit 10.3. This license enlarged the original license with TORtec Forschungsinstitut GmbH and SRITP and granted exclusive worldwide rights to use the TOR-technology in the following applications:
Mining industry and mineral processing, including: methods of disintegration of mineral raw materials, methods and technologies of further enrichment of rocks, minerals and processing of technogenic accumulations under the code name "TOR-technology"; exploitation of specialized mineral processing "Tornado" utility models and the subsequent recipience of the products by the disintegration of mineral raw materials, mechanical activation, mechanochemical activation and mechanosynthesis to receive a large range of finished products, blends, composites and solutions; commercialization of licensor's technological solutions and projects in the mining industry and in the processing of mineral raw materials and technogenic accumulations to wit:
methods, techniques and technologies of disintegration of materials, minerals and rocks, mining;
industrial waste with subsequent enrichment and/or with the recipience of the product;
methods and technologies of mechanical activation, mechanochemical activation, and;
mechanosynthesis of mineral raw materials, obtaining materials with new properties and new;
materials, composites, mixtures, solutions;
methods and technologies of deep processing and decontamination of contaminated materials, waste, and water reclamation;
methods and technologies of restoration of the fertility of the land, obtaining new classes of mineral and biomineral fertilizers and mixtures and mineral protection of soil and plants;
all or some know-hows, trademarks, design development and technical knowledge.
On April 12, 2019, TORtec Group entered into a general, exclusive, unlimited, irrevocable and perpetual license with TORtec Forschungsinstitut GmbH. A copy is attached to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2019 as Exhibit 10.4. The license grants to the Company the right to use the technology, know-how, development and technical knowledge for industrial and commercial applications of the complex TOR-technology and utility model Tornado in the project Titan+ materials science and production of micro- and nano-structured micropowders for laser (3d-printing, am-technology), powder and plasma metallurgy for the following applications:
Field of disintegration (micronization) of various non-mineral material
Production of non-mineral micro- and nano-structured micro powders of metal ceramics, carbides, metal oxides and their mixtures for powder, laser and plasma metallurgy
Related documentation, development and production of unique installations of resonant gas-dynamic grinding of different types of non-mineral materials, united under a common understanding "tornado"
The technologies for grinding non-mineral materials, including multi-component and various-phase materials, their functionalization and modification, their mechanical, mechanochemical activation and mechanosynthesis
The production of dispersed new non-mineral materials and non-mineral materials with new properties.
All know-hows, trademarks, design development and technical knowledge relating to the applications above
The TORtec Technology Business
As described above, the Company s wholly-owned subsidiary, TORtec Group, entered into an Exclusive License Agreement on cooperation and joint activities on commercialization of TOR-technologies, introduction of new productions, products and services in the markets of North, Central and South America with the parties that invented the TOR-technology. The Exclusive License Agreement grants to TORtec Group an exclusive license to utilize the technology for certain purposes throughout North, Central and South America. The TOR-technology equipment is best described as a cascaded adiabatic resonance vortex mill utilizing compressed air as the energy in the system. This proprietary technology includes the ability to size and classify material processed by elemental composition and specific gravity.
The TOR Technology
A new technology is being used inside the resonance Tornado mills, a noncontact material grinding, where the grinding processes are performed by means of an air vortex, artificially produced in an enclosed space within the processing chamber.
As an energy carrier (fuel), the following may be used:
pressurized air (compressor or a turbine);
any inert gas supplied under pressure
high-pressure steam (superheated steam);
the medium in the supercritical state (fluids), such as (CO2);
The resonant vortex TORNADO installation is a gas-dynamic mill in which the technology of cascaded adiabatic resonance impact grinding is implemented, impact velocities of which are close to a breakdown threshold. The installation is designed in a way so that any particle of the input material gets literally torn by the repeated crossing of the differential pressure zones in the intervortex vacuum chamber, which produces ultrahigh gradient (pressure drops) at the interface (up to hundreds of thousands atmospheres).
When the material is injected into such area of pressure differential, a rupture of the materials structure and clusters occurs. Such mechanism can be compared to the mechanism of materials sample destruction, which is done in order to determine its strength characteristics at tensile test plants. That is, the grinding occurs not due to the friction or any other mechanic force, but by air and resonances, which provide a high and efficient performance, great flow rate of raw material as well as inexpensive exploitation (no rubbing parts) with low power consumption.
The TOR technology can be used for: (1) micropulverization; (2) blending of materials; and (3) concentrating of materials.
Initial Problems with the Tornado M Machine
As explained in the Companys Annual Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, the Company incurred significant problems when attempting to use the Tornado M machine that was delivered to the Company. The air compressor purchased for the unit and the required air volume as prescribed by the manufacturer for the unit were inadequate and the initial air compressor had to be replaced with two compressors. We also learned through independent material handling and filter industry technicians and personnel that the unit was not ready for production for other reasons. These reasons included the following: (a) the material feed did not work properly; (b) two sets of bearings for the unit's rotary feeder were worn out within hours of operation; and (c) significant material blow-back occurred from the inlet to the unit. The cyclone system for the unit did not properly capture or separate the material as represented by MTM/Smidt or the manufacturer. The Donaldson filter provided with the unit did not work due to the pulse jet controller being inoperable and milled material could not be captured properly.
North America to go to Nano. This agreement has been executed by the Company and Nano. The Company then raised additional funds for ongoing operations for legal, accounting and auditing in addition to funds needed to get the unit working for the Nano joint venture.
For a detailed description of the formation of TORtec Nanosynthesis Corp. and the sale of a 49.9% interest in that company, see the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K for March 31, 2020 which was filed on April 8, 2020, and is incorporated herein by this reference.
From May, 2019, it took about a year to get the unit working properly. The only original piece of the unit after this development was the vortex mill (the mill). All other components of the unit were replaced. Thus, as of April 30, 2020, due to the replacement parts and indicators that other potential parts were non-operational for the intended purposes the Company recorded an impairment of $389,000. In May 2020, several tons of material consisting of minerals from both Hungary and Nevada together with zeolite from Preston, Idaho were successfully processed through the unit. Unfortunately, it was determined that the resonant frequency rings in the mill and the mill housing itself was not made of Boron Carbide as contracted with MTM - but mild steel, and the mill wore out after about 7 tons being processed. The team immediately went to work to get a new mill produced which should be ready in the second fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2020.
Principal Products or Services and their Markets
The Company has no present contracts to provide any products or services. The Company has been in contact with companies that sell zeolites about the possibility of using the TOR technology to break down or reduce the size of zeolites to approximately 3 to 5 microns in size, which can then be used for different commercial purposes. The Company tested the Tornado M machine on zeolites. The technology was successful in pulverizing the zeolite, however, it was determined that the cyclone and air filtration systems were inadequate to handle the amount of air introduced into the vortex mill. Without the properly sized air filtration system, the Company will not be able to process material and comply with air quality industry standards. After the purchase and installation of additional air handling and filtration equipment, the Company may pursue a contract with third parties to generate revenues.
According to Explainthatstuff.com, zeolites are hydrated aluminosilicate minerals made from interlinked tetrahedra of alumina (AlO4) and silica (SiO4). In simpler words, they're solids with a relatively open, three-dimensional crystal structure built from the elements
aluminum, oxygen, and silicon, with alkali or alkaline-Earth metals (such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium) plus water molecules trapped in the gaps between them. Zeolites form with many different crystalline structures, which have large open pores (sometimes referred to as cavities) in a very regular arrangement and roughly the same size as small molecules. There are about 40 naturally occurring zeolites, forming in both volcanic and sedimentary rocks; according to the US Geological Survey, the most commonly mined forms include chabazite, clinoptilolite, and mordenite. Dozens more artificial, synthetic zeolites (around 150) have been designed for specific purposes, the best known of which are zeolite A (commonly used as a laundry detergent), zeolites X and Y (two different types of faujasites, used for catalytic cracking), and the petroleum catalyst ZSM-5 (a branded name for pentasil-zeolite).
Results of Operations
We reported no sales for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 due to the lack of revenue generating activities.
Research and development expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $26,359, compared to $4,242 during the three months ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $22,117. The increase was related to the receipt of the Tornado M unit after December 31, 2018 to which we have recently incurred expenditures to modify and improve our process. We expect to incur additional costs until the Tornado M unit is ready for production.
General and administrative expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $36,773, compared to $29,029, during the three months ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $7,744. The increase in general and administrative expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the prior period, was directly related to additional professional costs and rent related to a facility in which we commenced rental of in October 2019.
We incurred a net loss of $63,132, or $0.00 per share, in the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to a net loss of $33,271, or $0.00 per share, incurred in the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase in net loss in the later period is primarily attributed to an increase in research and development expenses incurred in the later period. We incurred a Non-controlling loss of $20,827 in the three months ended June 30, 2020, and we incurred no similar non-controlling loss in the three months ended June 30, 2019. Our net loss attributable to TORtec Group Corporation in the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $42,305, or $0.00 per share, as compared to $33,271, or $0.00 per share, in the three months ended June 30, 2019.
Current assets at June 30, 2020, included cash of $29,293. At March 31, 2020 current assets consisted of cash of $1,043 and subscriptions receivable of $165,000. At June 30, 2020, we had a negative working capital of $266,770, as compared a negative working capital of $127,340 at March 31, 2020. The decrease in working capital is mostly due an investment in common stock currently reflected as a current liability until the shares of common stock are issued.
During the three months ended June 30, 2020, operating activities used cash of $60,453 compared to $57,986 net cash used in the three months ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $2,467. The increase was primary related to an increase in net loss due primarily to research and development activities.
During the three months ended June 30, 2019, investing activities consisted of $35,051 expended in connection with the Company obtaining a license for which the term is perpetual. In the subsequent comparable period, there were no such expenditures. In addition, during the current period the Company purchased $76,297 of equipment in connection with the Tornado M, specifically, the Company made significant improvements to the electrical infrastructure of their leased facilities. In the three months ended June 30, 2019 there were no such expenditures.
During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we received cash from financing activities of $165,000 which related to the collection of a subscription receivable. In the prior comparable period, the Company received proceeds from short-term advances of $64,700 and $150,000 from the sale of common stock to a third party. The proceeds have been used to fund operations.
As reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred significant current period losses, negative cash flows from operating activities, has negative working capital, and an accumulated deficit. These conditions, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. We intend to fund future operations for the next 12 months through cash on hand, through additional advances from related parties and if needed from the sale of debt or equity
securities. Currently, we cannot provide assurance that such financing will be available to us on favorable terms, or at all. If, after utilizing the existing sources of capital available to us, further capital needs are identified and if we are not successful in obtaining the required financing, we may be forced to curtail our existing or planned future operations. We believe our plans will enable us to continue our current operations for in excess of one year from the issuance date of this Quarterly Report. However, those plans are dependent upon obtaining additional capital until cash flows from operations generated are sufficient to fund operations.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We had no off-balance sheet arrangements during the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
A smaller reporting company (as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K) is not required to provide the information required by this Item pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
*Previously filed and incorporated by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Stephen H. Smoot