WILTON, Connecticut, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --

- Startech Hydrogen From Processing Waste To Produce Stationary Carbonless Electrical Power

Startech Environmental Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: STHK), a fully reporting, internationally recognized Award-winning Environment and Energy company, announced its plans today to produce and market its Carbonless Power System for "Green Electricity" in stationary facilities. Startech Hydrogen, derived from processing waste in the Startech Plasma Converter(TM), will be used as a pristine fuel to power the hydrogen-engine-generators from the Hydrogen Engine Center Inc. (HEC). The Company is scheduled to receive its first hydrogen-engine-generator from HEC in May for demonstrations at its Bristol Tech Center. HEC is Startech's new strategic alliance partner.

Joseph F. Longo, Startech's president, said, "We think it is important to appreciate the fact that the HEC engine-generator is not a fuel cell; it is a robust internal-combustion reciprocal-engine very much like the well-proven one in your vehicle.

"While developments of hydrogen-powered vehicles are still progressing, there is a compelling need and desire from our customers for a parallel initiative to bring clean, hydrogen-fueled, stationary-electrical-power to the market.

"Paradoxically, hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, but it is not readily available on earth, and has to be produced by chemical-industry manufacturing systems. Hydrogen is also an important ingredient in many commercial and industrial products. Our Plasma Converter System (PCS)(TM), in processing most wastes, produces a synthesis gas that we named Plasma Converted Gas (PCG)(TM). With many wastes, the PCG rich in hydrogen can be separated as a pristine fuel within the Carbonless Power System. This Startech Hydrogen can fuel engine-generators to produce 'Green Electricity.'

"From wastes, the Plasma Converter can actually be the source of Startech Hydrogen on site and in-house for our customers.

"When hydrogen, as a fuel, combines with air, the principal resulting product is H2O, water. No carbon dioxide (CO2) results in the combustion process since there are no carbons in hydrogen. With its roots in the Kyoto Protocol, the burgeoning Carbon-Credit market and its focus on 'low-carbon-footprints,' means that this 'green' stationary electrical power will not be merely a 'low-carbon-footprint;' it will be a 'No-Carbon-Footprint.'

"Last summer, the Company successfully completed a three-year contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, in its Hydrogen Initiative, in a comprehensive program demonstrating the production of hydrogen from processing wastes in the Plasma Converter followed by our StarCell (TM) system. StarCell is the Company's proprietary membrane-technology system that separates the hydrogen from the PCG synthesis gas produced by the Plasma Converter System."

About Startech -- The Environment and Energy Company

Startech is the internationally recognized, Award-winning Environment and Energy Industry Company engaged in the production and sale of its innovative, proprietary plasma processing equipment known as the Plasma Converter System(TM).

The Plasma Converter System safely and economically destroys wastes, no matter how hazardous or lethal, and turns most into useful and valuable products. In doing so, the System protects the environment and helps to improve the Public Health and Safety. The System achieves closed-loop elemental recycling to safely and irreversibly destroy Municipal Solid Waste, organics and inorganics, solids, liquids and gases, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, industrial by-products and also items such as "e-waste," medical waste, chemical industry waste and other specialty wastes, while converting many of them into useful commodity products that can include metals and a synthesis-gas called Plasma Converted Gas (PCG)(TM).

Among the many commercial uses for PCG, is its use to produce "Carbonless Power," Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) fuels such as ethanol, synthetic diesel fuel and other higher alcohol "alternative" fuels. Hydrogen, for use and sale, can also be separated and recovered from the PCG synthesis gas mixture.

The Startech Plasma Converter is essentially a manufacturing system producing valuable commodity products from feedstock-materials that were previously regarded as wastes.

Startech regards all wastes, hazardous and non-hazardous, as valuable renewable resources and as feedstocks.

For further information, please visit http://www.startech.net or contact Steve Landa at +1-888-807-9443, +1-203-762-2499 EXT 7 or sales@startech.net.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's plans and expectations regarding the development and commercialization of its Plasma Converter(TM) technology. All forward-looking statements are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause such a difference include, without limitation, failure of the customer to obtain appropriate financing for the project, general risks associated with product development, manufacturing, rapid technological change and competition as well as other risks set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Web site: http://www.startech.net

Steve Landa of Startech Environmental Corp., +1-888-807-9443, +1-203-762-2499, EXT 7, or sales@startech.net ; Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/113537.html