India is endowed with abundant agriculture and agri based fuels present a huge opportunity to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. However, this sector largely remains unorganized, due to challenges related to unreliable quality and availability of such fuel.
My guest today is Ashvin Patil, founder of biofuels junction (https://biofuelsjunction.com/) that is building reliable supply chain for biofuels and helping large corporates such as Hindustan Lever, Marico, Thermax substitute their fossil fuels with agrifuels. The company supports small businesses in setting up biofuel manufacturing facilities and aggregates such fuel supplies to meet the energy needs of its clients,
Ashwin and his co-founder Chaitanya spent nearly 15 years in Investment Banking, Equities and strategy at ICICI Group, Merrill Lynch, and Tata group before starting the company in 2017.
Ashvin and I talk about the following
1. His transition from financial services to Biofuels
2. Biofuels and their climate impact
3. Building a robust supply chain
4. Scaling the business via bootstrapping