updated 10/27/2010 8:46:06 AM ET 2010-10-27T12:46:06

SAN MARCOS, Calif., Oct. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Omnitek Engineering Corporation (OTCQB:OMTK) today announced the introduction of a high-pressure compressed natural gas filter specifically designed for small, low- powered engines, with particular applications for vehicles operating within Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

The filter has been certified by an international independent agency based on tests and standards sanctioned by the United Nationals Economic Commission for Europe, specifically UN-ECE-110R.

"The introduction of this smaller natural gas filter model 075, with applications that include three-wheel vehicle models, marks a great addition to our large filter model 175 -- which was designed for light and heavy duty vehicles powered by CNG, such as buses and trucks," said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.

He noted that numerous internationally recognized original equipment manufacturers utilizing the company's larger filter requested a smaller component based on expectations for growing demand for alternative fuel passenger vehicles and the performance standards of the larger unit.

Funk noted that the company is exploring manufacturing the new smaller filter in India in 2011.

About Omnitek Engineering Corporation

Omnitek Engineering Corp. develops and sells new natural gas engines, as well as proprietary diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems -- providing global customers with innovative alternative energy and emissions control solutions that are sustainable, affordable and designed to combat global warming.

Some of the statements contained in this news release discuss future expectations, contain projections of results of operations or financial condition or state other ``forward-looking'' information. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. The forward-looking information is based on various factors and is derived using numerous assumptions. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ from projections include, among many others, the ability of the Company to raise sufficient capital to meet operating requirements, completion of R&D and successful commercialization of products/services, patent completion, prosecution and defense against well-capitalized competitors. These are serious risks and there is no assurance that our forward-looking statements will occur or prove to be accurate. Words such as ``anticipates,'' ``expects,'' ``intends,'' ``plans,'' ``believes,'' ``seeks,'' ``estimates,'' and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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