The Big Why: The Benefits of bioAPT Carriers in Agriculture

Posted 04/03/2017

by Peggy Jones As described in an earlier post, we are looking to expand American Peat Technology’s capacity by developing a second peat resource and building a second plant. The conversations around resource extraction have become very polarized and contentious, and APT finds itself in the middle of that same conversation. The questions being asked […]

The Start of Expansion: Leasing and Environmental Review

Posted 11/22/2016

In July, 2016, American Peat Technology requested a lease arrangement with the State of Minnesota and Aitkin County for two peatlands with the intention of harvesting peat. One of the deposits is located just east of the current manufacturing site, and the second deposit is located southeast of Malmo, Minnesota. Both of the sites have […]

The Roles of Carriers in New Biologicals

Posted 09/21/2016

Recently, Farm Industry News featured a story about the work BASF is doing in new biologicals (http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/what-does-bio-control-future-look). Of course, there’s nothing new about the increasing interest in biologicals. There is already a large body of knowledge that describes how biological treatments for crop protection may change the face of agriculture. No one is expecting the […]

Win! Win! Win!

Posted 08/16/2016

It’s not often that a win-win-win situation comes up, but that’s exactly what’s happened with a new partnership that is forming between APT, Long Lake Conservation Center and Aitkin County Developmental Achievement Center. Long Lake Conservation Center, an environmental learning center located in the heart of Aitkin County, needed help with some of the day-to-day […]

Congressman Rick Nolan Visits APT

Posted 06/12/2016

On May 31, APT was pleased to host Congressman Rick Nolan for a tour of the facility and harvest area. Mr. Nolan represents the 8th district of Minnesota in the US House of Representatives. The congressman was at APT for a couple of hours, learning about the business of peat drying and granulation. Here, Mr. […]

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