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DEVELOPMENT PARTNER ARRANGEMENTS

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DEVELOPMENT PARTNER ARRANGEMENTS
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Collaborative Arrangements And Noncollaborative Arrangement Transaction [Abstract]  
DEVELOPMENT PARTNER ARRANGEMENTS DEVELOPMENT PARTNER ARRANGEMENTS
License Agreements
On October 16, 2015, Legacy PCT entered into a patent license agreement with P&G (the “Original Patent License Agreement”). Legacy PCT and P&G entered into an Amended and Restated Patent License Agreement on July 28, 2020 (the “Amended and Restated Patent License Agreement”). PCT and P&G entered into a side letter agreement on February 12, 2021 amending certain provisions of the Amended and Restated License Agreement (the “Side Letter Agreement” and, together with the Original Patent License Agreement and the Amended and Restated Patent License Agreement, the “License Agreement”). The License Agreement outlines three phases with specific deliverables for each phase. During Phase 1 of the License Agreement, P&G provided Legacy PCT with up to one full-time employee to assist in the execution of Legacy PCT’s research and development activities. During Phase 2, P&G provided up to two full-time employees to assist in the execution of Legacy PCT’s research and development activities. In April 2019, Legacy PCT elected to enter into Phase 3 of the License Agreement and prepaid a royalty payment in the amount of $2.0 million, which will be reduced against future royalties payable as sales occur. Phase 3 of the License Agreement relates to the commercial manufacture period for the manufacture of the licensed product. This phase includes the construction of the first commercial plant for the manufacture of the licensed product, details on the commercial sales capacity and the pricing of the licensed product to P&G and to third parties. Where the Company has made royalty payments to its product development partners, the Company expenses such payments as incurred unless it has determined that is it probable that such prepaid royalties have future economic benefit to the Company. In such cases prepaid royalties will be reduced as royalties would otherwise be due to the partners.
As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company is in Phase 3 of the License Agreement and has recorded $2.0 million within prepaid expenses and other non-current assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
On November 13, 2019, Legacy PCT entered into a patent sublicense agreement with Impact Recycling Limited (“Impact”) through the term of the patents. The agreement outlines an initial license fee of $2.5 million and royalties on production using the license. In 2020, Legacy PCT paid $0.9 million of the initial license fee, and during the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company paid the remaining $1.6 million of the initial fee. The initial license fee of $2.5 million is recorded in prepaid expenses and other non-current assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets and will be ratably amortized over the term of the underlying patent using the straight-line method. In May 2021, the Company began using the technology covered by the Impact agreement and commenced amortization as of this date.
Block and Release Agreement
On June 23, 2020, Legacy PCT entered into a block and release agreement with Total Petrochemicals & Refining S.A./N.V. (“Total”). Upon execution of the agreement, Total made a prepayment consisting of a payment of $5.0 million for future receipt of resin consisting of recycled polypropylene (“recycled PP”). The prepayment was placed in an escrow account until the “release condition” of the Company closing the bond offering and overall capital funding of at least $370.0 million has occurred. After the Company successfully raised the required capital, the $5.0 million was released to the Company in 2021 and recorded as deferred revenue in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Strategic Alliance Agreement
On December 13, 2018, Legacy PCT entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Nestle Ltd. (“Nestle”), which expires on December 31, 2023. Upon execution of the agreement, Nestle committed to provide $1.0 million to fund further research and development efforts. The funding provided by Nestle may be convertible, in whole or in part, into a prepaid product purchase arrangement at Nestle’s option, upon the time of product delivery beginning in 2021. Additionally, because the research and development efforts were not successful as of December 31, 2020, up to 50% of the funding may be convertible into a 5-year term loan obligation, payable to Nestle at an interest rate
equivalent to the U.S. prime rate. As of the issuance of these statements, Nestlé has not elected to convert any funding into a term loan.

PCT received the funding from Nestle on January 8, 2019. The Company has recorded $1.0 million as a deferred research and development obligation within other non-current liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. Recognition related to the funding received will be deferred until it is probable that Nestle will not exercise their option. If the prepaid product purchase option is exercised, the obligation will be recognized as an adjustment to the transaction price of future product sales (e.g., net revenue presentation). If the option is not exercised, or in the case of development efforts not being successful, any amounts not converted to a loan obligation will be recognized as a reduction to research and development costs.