LS9 Selected as a Top 10 Venture-Backed Green Company by The Wall Street Journal

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of renewable and sustainable chemicals and fuels, today announced that the The Wall Street Journal selected the Company as one of the 2012 Top 10 Venture-Backed Green Companies. The online version of the article can be found here, along with a link to the Top 10 list of companies.

Earlier this month, LS9 was also named to the 2012 Global Cleantech 100, a list of the top 100 private companies in clean technology. The list is generated by The Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment. The list represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech: the companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow's clean technology challenges. The list is compiled by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with over 6,000 nominations and specific input from an expert panel. This is the fourth consecutive year that LS9 has received this honor. The full report is available for download here.

"We are honored to be named to these two distinguished lists from both the The Wall Street Journal and the Cleantech Group," said Ed Dineen, President and Chief Executive Officer of LS9. "These awards are recognition for the diligence and hard work by all LS9 employees over the past year, and for the continued advancements of our technology platform and business plan."

About LS9, Inc.

LS9, Inc. is a technology leader in the commercial development of a growing portfolio of sustainable products to meet the needs of chemical and fuel markets worldwide. Its unique technology platform enables low costs, feedstock flexibility and process simplicity across a diversity of fermentation-derived products ranging from vehicle-ready fuels to chemicals for lubricants, detergents and personal care products. In 2010, LS9 was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's highest environmental honor for its revolutionary technology. The Company's investors include Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and BlackRock. LS9 is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. Further information can be found at

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