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Startech Environmental Unveils First StarCell Hydrogen System at Shareholders Meeting Wilton, Connecticut, USA.

Startech Environmental Corp. (Nasdaq: STHK), a world leader in plasma waste remediation and recycling technology, unveiled its first commercially-sized StarCell(TM) system for inspection by its shareholders at the Company's annual shareholder meeting March 7, 2001. The system will produce about 30 cubic feet of hydrogen per minute. The StarCell unit measures two feet wide, by eight feet six inches long, and is six feet eight inches high.

Karl Hale, engineering VP, said, "While StarCell is an important development for the acceptance and use of fuel cells, it is especially important for the direct hydrogen-powered engines rapidly being developed. For example, when you consider that an average car driving 11,000 miles per year uses about 109 cubic feet of hydrogen per day, the StarCell unit we just showed our shareholders, at 30 cubic feet per minute, can supply enough hydrogen to fuel about 400 cars each and every day.

"Hale also said, "StarCell is a patented filtration system that extracts hydrogen from Plasma Converted Gas (PCG)(TM), a valuable synthesis gas mixture produced by Startech's Plasma Converter (TM) when it is processing many wastes. PCG contains a lot of hydrogen. StarCell, when used with a Plasma Converter, provides for the production of low-cost hydrogen from garbage. A pound of garbage will produce about seven cubic feet of hydrogen."

Startech is an evironmental equipment company whose Plasma Converter (TM) (PWC) safely processes and converts hazardous and non-hazardous wastes made up of organic and inorganic solids, gases, aqueous, and non-aqueous liquids by its proprietary method of molecular dissociation and closed-loop elemental recycling. The PWC converts most hazardous and non-hazardous wastes into useful commodity products.

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