Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS) is a specialty algal ingredients company supplying unique and sustainable products for food, beverage, general agriculture and cellular agriculture applications.
We work to find new uses for algae as sustainable, natural ingredients for food colorants and flavors; protein powders and flours for plant-based meat; biostimulants to improve yield and quality in vertical farming and growth media to move cell-based food from the laboratory to the table.
BYAS-A601 is a potent microalgae based bio-stimulant that has been tested in comparative trials and is a proven natural accelerator of plant growth and phytochemical production.
BYAS–C501 is natural, organic, high-purity phycocyanin-rich extract of Spirulina (blue food colorant (GRAS) and nutraceutical)
BYAS-F601 is an odorless, long-life Spirulina powder or flour for the 'plant protein' market
BYAS-F602 is the world's first natural, de-colored Chlorella flour and Chlorella Growth Factor (made from non-fermented Chlorella) for a growing vegan and meal replacement market.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
BYAS and Bubbly Dynamics (owner and operator of The Plant) have established 3 top tier R&D laboratories. We are always open to new collaborations with food and beverage companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations to advance the food circular economy.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY – CELLULAR AGRICULTURE LABORATORY (CECA LAB)
A fully equipped research laboratory for cell-based growth of animal (meat, chicken, pork, fish), mushroom and plant cells including 2 dedicated clean rooms. CECA LAB also has sophisticated equipment for food safety and nutritional analysis.
An industrial scale emulation laboratory aimed at demonstrating link between anaerobic digestion of organic waste (consumer and industrial), algal bioremediation and value-added food and agricultural production. This breakthrough site plays a vital role in bring anaerobic digestion to its rightful place as the foundation of a sustainable urban food chain.
FOOD INNOVATION-BIOREACTOR LAB AND TEST KITCHEN (FI-LAB)
A laboratory designed for the transition from innovation to plate with upscale capacity for cellular agriculture and a restaurant sized test kitchen.