Climate Transformed Ventures (CTV) is a methane infrastructure and origination platform company that leverages government funding and private capital to cap orphaned oil wells across the United States and Canada.

An orphaned oil well has no solvent owner of record, leaving the responsibility of capping in the hands of state and federal governments.

The EPA estimates that there are up to 3.7 million orphaned wells in North America, with the estimated cost to cap them ranging from $200bn- $300bn.

There is only $4.7bn allocated by the US Federal Government under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

This is the first phase of a multi-decade solution that will require the extensive deployment of private capital

Stephan Feilhauer

Managing Director

S2G Ventures

Stephan Feilhauer is a Managing Director of the 300m sustainable energy fund at Builders Private Capital, where he leads the investing efforts into growth stage companies at the intersection of technology with infrastructure, industrials and clean energy, as well as development platforms focused on energy transition. He has 15 years of experience as an investor and researcher in the US, Europe and Asia. Mr. Feilhauer joined Builders Private Capital from Macquarie Capital where he oversaw growth equity investments in industrial tech and cleantech in the US and Europe. Previously he worked in Deutsche Bank’s principal investing, structured credit and corporate M&A teams in New York and Singapore. He began his career with Goldman Sachs in London, in the then newly-created ESG and thematic equity research team. He holds a BSc from the University of London (University College London and London School of Economics) and an engineering Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during the completion of which he also consulted for the World Bank. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters and serves on the board of trustees of the German School Brooklyn.

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September 8, 2022

S2G: The Evolution of this Groundbreaking VC

S2G Ventures partners with entrepreneurs on the world’s greatest challenges across the food, agriculture, oceans, and clean energy markets. They have backed over 70 iconic sustainability brands such as Beyond Meat, Sweetgreen, Brimstone, Benson Hill, and Orange EV. Stephan Feilhauer, MD and co-head of the recently launched clean energy fund, joins Paul to discuss the firm’s impact and the path forward as they deploy capital across late stage venture, growth equity and project finance.

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