Edouard Bulteau joins Breakthrough Energy’s Business Fellow program from Paris, France. Edouard brings expertise across various clean energy technologies and markets, including renewable energy production, energy storage, energy access, smart grids, and clean mobility. As a Business Fellow, he will help Innovator Fellows take their climate technology ideas from the lab to the market.
Edouard has more than a decade of experience working in clean technologies and clean energy startups. Most recently, he worked as a corporate venture Investment Director for TotalEnergies, one of the largest multi-energy companies in the world. There Edouard helped the company’s decarbonization efforts by investing in and supporting a diverse portfolio of international low-carbon technologies startups. He developed the company’s venture activity in the U.S., opening its local office in San Francisco and more recently participated to launch TotalEnergies’ startup accelerator in Paris, TotalEnergies On.
In his free time, Edouard enjoys running, being on the water, and playing the guitar. He holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science with a specialization in Applied Mathematics to Ecology and Economics from the Ecole Polytechnique near Paris, France.
What is your favorite word and why?
“Compassion” because I am convinced that many of our planet’s and society’s issues could be solved with more compassion.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I participated in air guitar championships!
What is the most impactful book that you have read?
“Plague & Cholera” by Romain Deville
A fictionalized biography of microbiologist Alexandre Yersin who co-discovered the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague. Yersin was also an explorer – I like this idea that at the end all scientists and innovators are like explorers, driven by the curiosity for the unknown, the need to understand, find answers, even if the quest may be endless…