Dominant Species: Gaining APs?

I’ve been tinkering with the module for Dominant Species, and have hit a snag. When setting up the game, you click on a button for the number of players, and the cubes and AP cylinders are automatically populated.

The problem comes when a card comes up granting the player an additional AP cylinder (I think it’s possible to gain three in total). I can’t seem to figure out how to grant that extra piece.

Can anyone shed light on this conundrum?