LS9 Raises Series A

LS9 Inc., a San Carlos, Calif.-based renewable petroleum startup, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Flagship Ventures and Khosla Ventures. The company says that it is pursuing industrial applications of synthetic biology to produce biofuels that are compatible with existing fuel distribution and consumer infrastructure. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />