StrawJet has developed a unique process for the manufacture of structural building components from a variety of waste agricultural stalks. Designed for rapid deployment and ease of construction, and requiring minimal operator training, the StrawJet System is flexible enough to handle everything from village-based to industrial-size manufacturing operations.
The StrawJet approach combines a portable design with patented and easy-to-operate machinery to provide renewable building material with little to no ecological impact. The StrawJet System delivers a cost-competitive solution to growing worldwide building demand, while protecting both domestic and foreign environmental concerns and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of construction.
In 2004, David Ward invented and tested the first StrawJet prototype in Ashland, Oregon. His motivation for creating a new building material stemmed from the realization that conventional building methods used in the United States were harmful to the environment and potentially buildings' occupant. After securing an EPA grant in early 2005, David and a team of fellow sustainable building enthusiasts were able to create the first StrawJet System. In 2006 the system beat 4,000 other applicants to become the Time Magazine/Modern Marvels “Invention of the Year.”
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes