Municipal Solid Waste to Bio-Fuel Conversion

Craig Nagasugi Mon, 2012-05-07 19:30

Craig Nagasugi · Mon, 05/07/2012 - 19:30


Business Overview: 

Partners and Technology Company Funding, LLC (“The Company” or “”PATCO”), is focused on providing Renewable Energy Resources on and off Native American Reservations through Private and Tribal Partnerships. Through its unique ownership model, the company seeks out proprietary emerging technologies and helps bring these technologies to market through exclusive or territorial marketing licenses with the patent holders [Wind, Solar and Bio-Mass/Waste to Energy].

Project Type: 
Project Location: 
Phoenix, CA, 85256
United States
What are your future milestones, and how much capital will you need to achieve each of the milestones outlined?: 

See attached Founders Document

What is your total and operating cash burn (the amount you're spending) per month? : 

Total cash burn averages $83,333/month.  Payoff of bridge loan is anticipated on or before 4th month.

How many future rounds of financing do you project? : 

No future rounds of financing is anticipated for this project.  All other future projects of which capital investment would be necessary may be entertained at that time.

Services Desired: 
Human Capital/Recruiting
Grant Writer
Capital Broker/Dealer
Who is the Customer?: 

Everyone who values the environment and also, ironically, drives diesel vehicles

What is the Customer Pain that you are solving?: 

Bio Diesel Cost Savings

Address EPA Mandates for Bio Fuel Consumption

Landfill Conservation

Incremental Revenue Potential with Zero Capital Investment

Reduction of Carbon and Greenhouse Emissions

Names of any current or recent customers: 


What is the Target Market?: 

On the environmental side, all landfills in America

On the production side bio-diesel wholesale market

How big is the Target Market in terms of Annual Sales?: 
> $50B
Sales/Marketing Strategy: 

All current bio-diesel production is already pre-sold to diesel distributors in our established project areas.

Provide use cases : 

Confidential but operational in the mid-west production facility.


Confidential but competing technology is incredibly cost prohibitive

One-line Pitch: 

Patco is going Back to the Future by renewing trash and waste into valuable biofuels

Business Model: 

Limited Liability Company

Product/Services Overview (what does it do): 

PATCO has designed, engineered and will build  a Biomass municipal solid waste (“MSW”) to diesel solution by integrating a proven commercial gasification technology and back-end diesel platform.


What makes the technology/business unique and have a defendable competitive advantage?: 

Confidential Only to Investor

Describe in detail the technology used in the Project - Address the innovation in significant detail : 

Confidential however Technology - Proven, Verifiable, Warrantied, Insurance Wrap, Experienced Operators

What are the principles of the technology? : 

Conversion of biomass to syngas which is then converted to bio-diesel

What, if anything, has been proven (and how far is this from a commercial scale)? : 

Confidential but currently in production

What challenges/risk does the technology face for commercialization?: 

No current challengers as competing technologies are cost prohibitive

Patent Numbers (Filed/Approved): 



Patrick SweeneyCEO
David Smoot
Craig Nagasugi
Current Investors: 
Patrick Sweeney


Amount Sought: 
If raising funds, what shall the funds be used for?: 

Pre Engineering
Pima Land Lease and Feedstock Agreement
Fuel Purchase Agreement
Building Permits - Operation Fees
Management Expenses

Pre-Money Valuation: 
Funding Received to Date: 
Amount invested by Founders: 
Funding Stage: 
Funding History: 
Funding Round Funding TypeFunding dateFunding Source/ InvestorsAmountPre-Money valuation
Seed/BootstrapEquityMay 2009Patrick Sweeney1,000,000
Seed/BootstrapEquityMay 2009David Smoot1,000,000
Internal Rate of Return (IRR): 


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