CragLev Carbon Capturing Grip Enhancer is revolutionizing the athletic chalk industry with its patented process to capture carbon dioxide pollution from the air and store it in chalk. Invented by Eric Phillips, a veteran of the highly technical field of IED defeat and bomb defusal of the US Army and a Bronze Star recipient, CragLev is not only a game-changer for athletes but also for the environment. Karina Taugwalder, specializing in web development and SEO, and a mountaineer, is also a co-developer of CragLev.
CragLev fights global warming by utilizing captured greenhouse gasses (carbon dioxide) for grip enhancement for athletes in a patented process called the “Carbonized” process. The Carbonized process recycles a damaging greenhouse gas that would otherwise be contributing to global warming into a usable and saleable product. This flips the economics of carbon dioxide from a massive and expensive liability to an effectively free ingredient that will lower the cost of athletic chalk (and other magnesium carbonate products), significantly.
This will completely disrupt the global $30 billion/year (USD) magnesium market. Currently, most of this market is dominated by China. Re-allocating the primary source of magnesite production to the US will help in reducing the US $61 billion/year (USD) trade deficit with China.
Eric’s background story is rooted in his time in the US army as a bomb technician and later as a rope access professional. He has been featured in the show “Engineering on the Edge” on the Science Channel. His studies in the carbon cycle led to a breakthrough in carbon capture technology that was the basis for the Carbonized capture system and CragLev athletic chalk.
Karina Taugwalder, a mountaineer and rock climber hailing from the Swiss alps, has been acutely aware of how global warming is having adverse effects on our natural world and on the mountains that rely on a consistent freeze/thaw cycle for stability. This motivated her to join forces with Eric and develop CragLev. The goal of CragLev is to disrupt the magnesium carbonate market, contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint, and combat global warming. Eric and Karina’s ambition is to make CragLev the go-to brand for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who care about the environment and want to make a difference.