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Fotis Fotiadis, ESD MPHIl 14-15, in Financial Times article about start up company "Entomics."

last modified Feb 07, 2017 02:50 PM
Black soldier fly larvae help with a green food waste business
Fotis Fotiadis, ESD MPHIl 14-15, in Financial Times article about start up company "Entomics."

Photo Credit: Entomics website

Fotis is one of 4 co-founders of a Cambridge recycling technology start-up company called Entomics. The four students met at an environmental hackathon organised by Cambridge university’s entrepreneurship club and came up with the idea of turning unwanted food into animal feed by feeding scraps to an army of black soldier fly larvae.

See FT article and Entomics website for more information.

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