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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STARTECH ENVIRONMENTAL MAKES IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC ADDITION TO TECHNICAL STAFF

WILTON, CT, August 14, 2007 --/WORLD-WIRE/--Startech Environmental Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: STHK), a fully reporting company, announced today that Norman Ostroff, Phd, PE has joined the Company as of July 16, 2007.

Joseph F. Longo, Startech president, said, "We are pleased to have Doctor Ostroff with us as a strong addition to the Startech team. Along with Doctor Ostroff's PhD. in Chemical Engineering, he also brings very impressive scientific, engineering and industrial credentials and experience to the Company for its work in special projects and for its product development programs. In addition to working closely with engineering, Doctor Ostroff will also work with Forest Liang Phd., Startech's Director of R&D."

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™.

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)™.

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.

For further information, please visit http://www.startech.net

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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™ 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.