WILTON, Connecticut, March 31 /PRNewswire/ --

Startech Environmental Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: STHK), a fully reporting, internationally recognized Award-winning Environment and Energy company announced today that "waste2greenenergy (w2ge)," the Company's distributor for the United Kingdom and for the Republic of Poland, intends to install its first Plasma Converter System at a designated facility in Bytom, Poland to process ten-tons of industrial waste per day.

Joseph F. Longo, Startech president, said, "The Bytom installation is especially important to the Company because it is the opener to the entire European market including the large market in Poland that has been a long time in development. The Plasma Converter, purchased by w2ge last August and being manufactured now, will be the first in Europe."

John Cameron, w2ge's Chief Operating Officer said, "We are very excited regarding the prospects for Startech's Plasma Converter System. We have a very strong pipeline of projects in Poland and anticipate the Bytom facility being the first of many Plasma Converter Systems which we will install in Poland. Poland is one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union and is a key market for w2ge. Poland has embraced plasma technology in its environmental laws as one of the preferred technologies for the safe disposal of industrial wastes. Bytom will be the first operational Plasma Converter System in the European Union and will operate as a flagship for Startech's unique Plasma Converter technology.

"Beyond Bytom, we have a significant number of projects across Poland at various stages of advancement. The installation of these systems across a wide-range of Polish industries will propel Poland and w2ge to the forefront of 21st Century waste management technology."

To contact w2ge: John Cameron, Chief Operating Officer waste2greenenergy Ltd t: +44-(0)207-659-6169 f: +44-(0)207-659-6170 www.w2ge.com

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 urban waste, organics and inorganics, solids, liquids and gases, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, industrial by-products and also items such as electronics-waste (e-waste), medical waste, chemical industry waste and other specialty wastes, while converting many of them into useful commodity products that can include silicates, metals and a synthesis-gas called Plasma Converted Gas (PCG) (TM).

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

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 http://www.w2ge.com

John Cameron, Chief Operating Officer of waste2greenenergy Ltd, +44-207-659-6169, f: +44-207-659-6170; or Steve Landa of Startech Environmental Corp., +1-888-807-9443, or +1-203-762-2499 EXT 7, sales@startech.net; Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/113537.html