A little known Punebased company Repos Energy made news last year because of its unique business model to deliver fuel to the doorstep of those who need it to run their machines — CVs, tractors, etc. On May 01, 2020, the company kicked off an initiative to deliver diesel fuel to the doorstep of farmers in Pune district for their farm equipment. In five talukas of Pune district, Repos Energy’s four mobile petrol pumps (bowsers) dispensed diesel to over 10,000 farmers in a brief span of 18 days. It pressed into service truck (on Tata Ultra 1014 chassis) bowsers to support the farmers during the lockdown, and against the backdrop of the fast approaching sowing season. Since then, much water has flown under the bridge. When the experts in the field of fuel distribution met recently at the Energy Start-Up Summit 2021, they discussed the challenges and opportunities in the fast-emerging business sector. They discussed how the initiative of doorstep fuel distribution would support mechanisation of agricultural and construction equipment among others. They also discussed about how such an initiative could help curb CO2 emissions.
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