Rohit Grover is founder of Aerostrovilos Energy (http://www.aerostrovilos.com/) which is building technology for electrification of long-haul trucks. Such trucks account for nearly 30% of carbon emissions of transport sector and currently there are no viable solutions for reducing their carbon footprints. Aerostrovilos is looking to disrupt the sector through its micro turbines that convert clean fuels such as Hydrogen/natural gas into electricity, which is then used to run the truck.
As they say, Deeptech requires significantly longer amount of time and patience for product development. For Rohit, it has already been a 7-year journey since he started working on microturbine project in 2014, as part of his aerospace engineering course at IIT Madras and it could easily take another 3 years for the product to be available commercially.
In this episode, we discuss the following:
1. Why electrification of trucks is a challenge
2. Market opportunity for green trucking
3. Competitive advantages of Aerostrovilas’ technology
4. Surviving and staying focused through the long product development cycle