updated 5/17/2011 9:17:07 AM ET 2011-05-17T13:17:07

BOSTON, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) announced today that the full suite of Converted Organics liquid organic fertilizers have been registered for sale and use in Hawaii. Additionally, sales representatives from Converted Organics attended the Crop Production Services (CPS) 11th annual Seminar and Trade show in Honolulu to introduce Converted Organics fertilizers to the CPS Sales and Agronomy team and customers in the Hawaiian agricultural market.

"Gaining registration for our fertilizers in Hawaii is a great opportunity for Converted Organics," says David Flannery, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Converted Organics. Flannery adds, "Hawaii is one of the few states that is able to grow crops year-round, and there is an increasing trend towards organic production throughout the islands. There are terrific opportunities for us in both organic and conventional crop production here."

According to the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture, there are 1.1 million acres of farmland throughout Hawaii.

About Converted Organics

Converted Organics' (Nasdaq:COIN) mission is to promote, develop and operate profitable innovative clean technologies that contribute to the improvement of our environment by use of sustainable business practices and the judicious use of natural resources. Converted Organics Inc. is currently composed of three primary lines of business at the intersection of Agriculture, Water and Waste Recycling. Each business contributes to our mission and uses sustainable business practices that protect and value the environment. The three lines of business are Organic Fertilizer (Converted Organics), Vertical Farming (TerraSphere Systems - www.terraspheresystems.com ), and Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Industrial Wastewater Resources).

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