LYNNFIELD, Mass., Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB:APGI) announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. ("APG"), has received follow-on orders to convert additional stationary generators to APG's S4000 Turbocharged Natural Gas® Technology for a prominent drill rig customer. The customer whose name is being withheld for competitive reasons has already converted several hundred drilling rig engines to APG's dual fuel solution and has expressed interest in additional conversions in fiscal 2017. The orders are scheduled to be shipped during the November through January 2017 timeframe.

Lyle Jensen, American Power Group's President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "It is very encouraging to see signs that the oil and gas industry is putting drill rigs back to work and beginning to place orders for additional conversion of existing rigs as well selecting APG's dual fuel technology to be incorporated into their newest drill rig designs. Recent quotations and order activity in multiple shale regions in the United States and Canada indicate 2017 will be a much more active year than 2016 for APG."

Mr. Jensen added, "APG's dual fuel designs continue to be noted for its high up-time and ease of operation resulting in significant net savings at the lowest total cost of ownership. We are pleased to see leaders of the drill rig community select APG over other competitive offerings due to our reliability, flexibility, and consistent field performance."

About American Power Group Corporation American Power Group's subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. provides cost effective sustainability products and services that promote the economic and environmental benefits of our alternative fuel and emission reduction technologies. Our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas ® Dual Fuel C onversion Technology is a unique non-invasive software driven solution that converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, conditioned well-head/ditch gas or bio-methane gas with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time. Depending on the fuel source and operating profile, our EPA and CARB approved dual fuel conversions seamlessly displace 45% - 65% of diesel fuel with cleaner burning natural gas resulting in measurable reductions in nitrous oxides (NOx) and other diesel-related emissions. Through our Trident Associated Gas Capture and Recovery Technology, we provide oil and gas producers a flare capture service solution for associated gases produced at their remote and stranded well sites. These producers are under tightening regulatory pressure to capture and liquefy the flared gases at their remote and stranded well sites or face significant oil output reductions. With our proprietary Flare to Fuel™ process technology we can convert these captured gases into natural gas liquids ("NGL") which can be sold as heating fluids, emulsifiers, or be further processed by refiners. Given pending federal methane capture regulations, we anticipate our next generation NGL processing systems will have the capability to convert the residual flared methane into pipeline quality natural gas that can be sold for a variety of dedicated and dual fuel vehicular, stationary, industrial and household uses. See additional information at:

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Investor Relations Contacts:Chuck Coppa, CFOAmerican Power Group Corporation781-224-2411ccoppa@americanpowergroupinc.comMike PorterPorter, LeVay, & Rose,

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