Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS) is a sustainable algae-based ingredients company.
We work to find new uses for algae as sustainable, natural ingredients for food colorants and flavors; algae protein powders 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.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
BYAS and Bubbly Dynamics (owner and operator of The Plant) have established 3 top tier R&D laboratories.
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.