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Buzzing Magazine: Q&A with Thomas Farrugia

The Q&A: Thomas Farrugia, Founder & CEO of Beta Bugs

Thomas Farrugia originally hails from Malta but it is in Scotland that he found his calling: insect breeding. It doesn’t seem like the obvious career trajectory for a doctor in chemistry, but like every scientist worth his salt, Thomas saw a problem (inefficiencies) in an area that interested him (insect protein) so he set about solving it. His solution is Beta Bugs, a company that specialises in Black Soldier Fly (BSF) breeding. The company has received £1.5 million worth of funding from Innovate UK, the EU and Scottish Enterprise since its creation in 2017 and it is about to start commercial operations.

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