Strawjet: Natural building material from straw

Mailtribune reports on this curious invention called Strawjet:

Developed mainly by Ward in his backyard shop and relocated to big shops in Talent last year, Strawjet Inc. produces a machine that gleans waste straw from fields, weaves it into cables, then, using a clay-cement material, binds the cables into building materials, such as blocks and beams. (...) The invention of the Strawjet has special significance, Palombo said, because it's a major departure from existing technology, because it creates strong building materials from abundant waste.

Why do I blog this? when it comes to machines, it's always curious to think about machines that create stuff out of straw.