Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Significant Accounting Policies

Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Significant Accounting Policies
2. Significant Accounting Policies


(a) Principles of Consolidation


These condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes are presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and are expressed in U.S. dollars. These condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and the following entities:


  Pacific Green Technologies International Limited (“PGTIL”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
  Pacific Green Technologies Marine Limited (PGTML)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGTIL
  Energy Park Sutton Bridge Ltd. (“EPSB”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGTIL
  Pacific Green Technologies Asia Limited ("PGTA")   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGTIL
  Pacific Green Technologies China Limited ("PGTC")   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGTA


All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated.


(b) Financial Instruments


ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:


Level 1


Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2


Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.


Level 3


Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.


The Company’s financial instruments consist principally of cash, VAT receivable, accounts receivable, amounts due from and to related parties, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, loan payable, convertible debentures, and note payable. With the exception of long-term note payable, the recorded values of all other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.


The following table represents assets and liabilities that are measured and recognized at fair value as of December 31, 2016, on a recurring basis:


      Level 1
    Level 2
    Level 3
  Cash     467,740              
  Derivative liabilities           620,125        
  Total     467,740       620,125        


During the nine months ended December 31, 2016, the Company recognized a gain on change in fair value of derivative liabilities of $196,091 (December 31, 2015 - loss of $1,218,229).

  (c) Property and Equipment


Property and equipment is recorded at cost. Depreciation is recorded at the following annual rates:


  Furniture and equipment      5 years straight-line
  Leasehold improvements      3 years straight-line
  Scrubber system      20 years straight-line


  (d) Reclassifications


Certain of the figures presented for comparative purposes have been reclassified to conform to the presentation adopted in the current period.


  (e) Recent Accounting Pronouncements


In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-03, “Interest – Imputation of Interest: Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs” ("ASU 2015-03"), which resulted in the reclassification of debt issuance costs from “Other Assets” to inclusion as a reduction of the debt balance. The Company adopted ASU 2015-03 during the three months ended June 30, 2016, with full retrospective application as required by the guidance. The application of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated balance sheet or operations for any period presented.


The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect and that may impact its consolidated financial statements and does not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations.