Thomas was studying Industrial Design at Loughborough University when he read a UN report toting insects as the future of sustainable agriculture and food.
Thomas spent a year researching potential solutions and designed compact insect growing pods - empowering people to grow an affordable, sustainable and continuous source of mealworm protein in their home.
In Thomas words:
"We launched on Kickstarter in 2020 and were fully funded in 7 hours.
Our mission at BeoBia is fully aligned with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Our primary focus is on SDG 2 ‘zero hunger’, SDG 12 ‘responsible consumption and production’, and SDG 13 ‘climate change’.
Our insect pods aren’t just functional and beautiful. They are also good for the planet! We’re now looking to grow and scale our manufacture capabilities to meet retailer demand!
We are BeoBia and we are the future of sustainable pet feed.
BeoBia means ‘food for life’ in Irish Gaelic. The meaning embodies our belief that we can produce sustainable resources without compromising our planet.
We manufacture eco-growing pods for people’s homes. Our growing pods harness insect power to recycle users’ food waste and convert it into pet food and plant fertilizer. Empowering people to create their own source of affordable and sustainable pet feed."