Biofuel policy of Karnataka had envisaged a Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board to oversee implementation of the policy and to promote all aspects of of development of bio-fuels in Karnataka. Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board (KSBDB) was registered under the Societies Act in 2010. Since there was an active Task Force on Biofuels in Karnataka headed by Mr. Y B Ramakrishna since 2008, the mantle of setting up and running the Board fell on him. The Board took off from where the Task Force had capably led the State in the Biofuel sector which is undoubtedly a major advantage.
The Board has been winning laurels by being quite active professionally and by its multi-disciplinary approach and its pragamatic yet refreshingly different strategy towards biofuel development. A multi-species and farmer centric approach to development and adequate attention to forward and backward linkages to bio-fuel production has started yielding rich dividend in the State.