UP STRAW Straw Bale Supply Specification Report

Written by esba

To increase the market in straw for construction and insulation requires a large number of actions, including the development of production tools more adapted to market expectations.

Straw currently used in building comes from agricultural production that is not optimised for the standards of the construction sector.

This report presents the state of play of the production of straw bales in Europe, as well as the improvement of the production processes to better meet the expectations of the market.

Author: Barbara Jones, Nicolas Rabuel, June 2020


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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.