Kishan Karunakaran

Founder and Chief Executive Officer




Kishan is a visionary entrepreneur who stands at the helm of Buyofuel as its Founder and CEO. His remarkable leadership has transformed Buyofuel into a trailblazing biofuel supply chain platform within India.

With a robust background in the biofuel industry that dates back to his graduation from the prestigious National University of Singapore, Kishan’s journey has been marked by innovation and accomplishment.

He embarked on a mission to revolutionize the biofuel landscape in India, starting with the establishment of the first biodiesel unit in Tamilnadu. This venture was among the first of its kind in India and achieved an impressive 3X growth.

Kishan’s expertise spans the entire biodiesel value chain, from technology development and commercialization to sourcing, supply chain management, and access to vital markets.

Over his extensive 14-year tenure, he has successfully orchestrated the sale of more than 40,000 metric tons of biofuels and waste as an enterprising force.

Under his visionary leadership, Buyofuel has surged ahead, establishing itself as a dominant force in the biofuel industry. Today, Buyofuel facilitates over 10,000 metric tons of biofuel sales monthly through its platform.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Kishan was honored with the BW Young Entrepreneur award at BW Disrupt 2023 and several other awards. His journey exemplifies not only a commitment to business excellence but also a dedication to sustainable practices that shape the future of the biofuel landscape.

Other information:

• Experience across the entire value chain of Biodiesel – from technology development, commercialization, sourcing, supply chain & access to key important markets.

• Substantial startup experience in India and overseas – Middle East & Malaysia. Strong networks with renewable fuel manufacturers across India, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Substantial experience in sourcing feedstock for renewable fuels from across the world and within India.

• Significant experience in working with organizations and helping them plan & migrate their energy needs to renewable alternatives

• Deep experience in fund-raising – seed & venture capital raises for early-stage start-ups with a specific focus on renewable fuels & alternative energy sector


© 2024 Buyo India Pvt Ltd.
All rights reserved. Buyofuel is Made in India with ❤️