updated 5/24/2011 8:16:19 AM ET 2011-05-24T12:16:19

SAN MARCOS, Calif., May 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Omnitek Engineering Corporation (OTCQB:OMTK) today said it expects demand in the Philippines for its diesel engine conversion technology that enables utilization of biogas fuel to gain momentum, particularly on hog farms in remote areas with an abundance of biogas sources and sometimes limited access to electricity.

Large hog farming operations in the Philippines are participating in Methane Recovery and Electricity Generation projects, which are being governed by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) -- an article of the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialized countries with a greenhouse gas reduction commitment to invest in emission reducing projects in developing countries and apply them to Kyoto targets. Covered in-ground anaerobic digesters, which convert animal waste into biogas, are being financed by foreign firms, which subsequently sell the generated carbon credits through global carbon trading markets, such as the European Climate Exchange to offset green house gas emissions.

"High diesel fuel costs, an abundance of biogas and the financial burden of replacing diesel powered generators with new natural gas systems are strong incentives for farmers to adopt our diesel engine conversion technology," said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.

He noted that four Omnitek-converted biogas power generators are already operating in the Philippines. Estimated monthly savings to farmers are considerable, and the engine conversion cost can be recovered within a four-to-eight month period -- depending upon the amount of electricity produced.

Funk added that Omnitek continues to experience solid demand for its diesel engine conversions for heavy- and medium-duty truck and bus applications in other parts of the world. "Biogas fuel is an exciting opportunity to expand and we look forward to capitalizing on other global opportunities," he said.

Sales and marketing initiatives for Omnitek's diesel engine conversion technology for biogas and farming applications in the Philippines are being supported by the company's strategic relationship formed in 2009 with Philippine-based Alternative Bio-Energy Technologies Company (ABET) to address growing local market demand for biogas engine solutions.

Funk added that diesel engines have a service life of up to 20 years, which provides an additional incentive to convert.

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 and affordable

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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         Maier & Company, Inc.
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