LS9, Inc. is a privately-held industrial biotechnology company pursuing the commercial development of renewable fuels and chemicals. LS9 is applying synthetic biology to produce proprietary biofuels that are compatible with existing fuel distribution and consumer infrastructure, as well as high-value industrial chemicals. LS9 is in the commercial development of fermentation derived hydrocarbon biofuels and its patent-pending products are custom engineered in the lab to address immediate market needs for clean energy alternatives to petroleum. In June 2010, LS9 was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection agency’s highest environmental honor for its Renewable Petroleum technology. LS9, Inc. was founded in 2005 and Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures, and BlackRock among others have provided funding to date. LS9 is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.