Ecofuel’s board of directors is proud to announce the nomination of Richard Cloutier as President and CEO of the cleantech startup accelerator.

“With his deep experience in the full spectrum of the tech transfer and commercialization process, we can think of no one better than Richard to lead Ecofuel and drive the cleantech accelerators among the most important in North America.”, said Andrée-Lise Méthot, Chairperson of the Board of Ecofuel.

“Since joining EcoFuel, Richard’s experience and expertise in driving innovation initiatives, tech transfer, start-up acceleration, international growth and financing has been invaluable for Ecofuel’s companies. A high tech leader and visionary we are proud to have Richard on board leading Ecofuel to become the “go to” accelerator for cleantech companies”, said Denis Leclerc, president and CEO of Ecotech Quebec and member of Ecofuel’s board of directors.

Richard Cloutier joined Ecofuel as strategic advisor this past july. Until recently, he was the President and CEO of the Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB) – an innovation and tech transfer organization involved in Biotechnologies, including sectors like Life Sciences, Industrial Bioproducts, AgriFood & Human Nutrition. Over the last 30 years, he has played a significant role in the Life Sciences sector, acting mainly as CEO of biotech companies and in organizations in the public sector, investment manager and research professional.

About Ecofuel

Ecofuel is an accelerator for startups that works with exceptional entrepreneurs in clean technology to help build globally competitive companies. In addition to seed financing of up to $100,000, Ecofuel offers its entrepreneurs an intensive program of training workshops, networking sessions, and an experienced mentor ecosystem. Participating companies will be hosted in Montreal for the duration of the program. The objective of the program is to develop entrepreneurs and help in the successful creation of companies. To apply, please submit your project online at

In addition to the financial and logistical support from Cycle Capital, Ecofuel is also counting on the support and collaboration of Écotech Quebec, Innovatech, BDC and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).


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Press release – Richard Cloutier nomination President and CEO