Issue: Feb 2010


OEC SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR ITS CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS



Initial Focus on Conversions of Irrigation Engines in Bakersfield Region

by Jon Knox

Omnitek Engineering Corporation (OMTK) today announced the appointment of Omnitek Stationary, Inc. as its exclusive distributor and installer of conversion technology for irrigation engines and other select applications, with an initial contract awarded to the distributor to perform conversions beginning this month within the greater farming-region of Bakersfield, California.

Omnitek Engineering acquired a minority ownership position in Omnitek Stationary, Inc. -- a privately held company based in Houston with offices in California.

“There was tremendous interest in Omnitek’s conversion technology at our distributor’s exhibit at the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition held recently in Tulare, California. Our technology significantly lowers emission levels produced by older high-polluting engines at below current mandated limits, while providing the agriculture industry with improved fuel economy,” said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.

Omnitek recently reported favorable results of a study conducted by The Southern California Gas Co., a Sempra Energy Utility, regarding the effectiveness of the company’s technology for converting out-of-compliance irrigation engines. The study showed a 20-25 percent improvement in fuel savings and reduced emissions well within compliance levels. “This savings, combined with incentives from Southern California Gas Co., should help enhance the bottom line of farmers across California,” Funk said.

“The California agricultural industry represents a unique opportunity for growth, utilizing an innovative and effective technology to address environmental and economic issues. We look forward to working with Omnitek Engineering to meet the anticipated demand for its conversion technology, not only in California but other regions of the country,” said Brad Birdwell, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Stationary, Inc.

Industry sources estimate there are thousands of engines currently in operation in California utilized for powering irrigation pumps for agriculture. “Many of these engines are not in compliance with current emissions regulations, and the agricultural industry has few options available to regain compliance and avoid hefty fines,” Funk added.

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

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