The emotion is palpable in a conversation with Ed Corpora, CEO of American Products Enterprise Corporation.
He's devastated by the magnitude of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and beyond frustrated that BP has shown no interest in his product, known as HTP. It's a microbial product derived from peat moss, 100% organic, non-toxic and non-abrasive. "The microbes," he says, "literally eat the oil."
Shortly after it became clear that the spill was an enormous disaster, Corpora drove from his home in Atlanta to New Orleans, where he knocked on BP's door but couldn't get an audience. Back home, he submitted his idea online, complete with attachments, but all he received was a "Dear John" letter.