Letter From the President
Pioneering New Technologies and Providing New Solutions
Here in northern Minnesota, peat is a common, overlooked, and little understood natural resource. The use of peat has largely been limited to horticultural products. The search for alternative uses for this resource has not really gone past considering its role as a fuel. The amazing potential and chemical complexity present in Minnesota’s innumerable peat bogs deserves a much closer look.
American Peat Technology (APT) has searched, with some success, for markets that are unique and allow a “value added” approach to the end use of peat-based products. We have been working diligently to supply the granular and fine grind peat products used by the agricultural inoculant industry. The use of biological, rather than chemical, controls for combating crop disease is gaining acceptance and represents another application for APT’s peat line of products.
Research by the APT and the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) partnership has led to the development of a family of low cost adsorption medias, where the primary component used is reed sedge peat. The waste water engineer now has a low cost product that targets the cationic form of a wide range of dissolved heavy metals. In addition, products that target sulfate, mercury, and phosphate are under development.
Take a look around this website and discover what APT is doing with peat and how these products can work for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. Our management and engineering teams are happy to discuss your current and future needs.
We look forward to working with you!