WILTON, Connecticut, January 17 /PRNewswire/ --

Startech Environmental Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: STHK), a fully reporting and the internationally recognized Award-winning Environment and Energy Company announced today that it has been selected by the Disposal Services Authority, of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, for its Waste Disposal and Sustainability presentations throughout UK. The Plasma Converter conferences and presentations, sponsored and run by the Disposal Services Authority were held in London, Liverpool and Newcastle in December and in January and will also be held in Inverness, Edinburgh, Belfast, Coventry and Cardiff and will include the Regional Centres of Excellence, the Northern Ireland Environment Protection Agency, the Parliamentary Sustainable Waste Group, the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

According to a quotation from the DSA's website (www.edisposals.com), "The Ministry of Defence Disposal Services Authority in partnership with Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions and Regional Centres of Excellence are undertaking a series of road shows addressing Sustainability and the WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Legislation).

"In an ever changing world of legislation and environmental issues the road shows will address the current "hot topic" of Sustainability, the recently implemented WEEE Directive and will bring into the public arena a presentation on new technology for waste disposal the (Plasma Converter)."

Joseph F. Longo, Startech president said, "The selection follows a comprehensive due-diligence assessment conducted, over the course of a year, by the DSA with the support of White Young and Green (WY&G). WY&G is an eminent environment and engineering consulting firm that served as consultants to the UK Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions. DSA's Startech presentations are being assisted by the Peras Group (www.perasgroup.com)."

About Startech -- The Environment and Energy Company

Startech Environmental is an 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 potential use to produce "green electrical power" and Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) fuels such as methanol and synthetic higher-alcohol "alternative" fuels. Hydrogen, for use and sale, can also be separated and recovered from the Startech PCG synthesis gas mixture.

The Startech Plasma Converter is essentially a manufacturing system that also produces commodity products from feedstocks processed that were previously regarded as wastes.

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

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 press 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.edisposals.com http://www.perasgroup.com

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