From defusing bombs to capturing carbon, Eric Phillips has taken his innovative spirit to new heights with the creation of CragLev Athletic Chalk. This revolutionary new product utilizes a patented process to capture carbon dioxide from the air and store it in chalk, providing a sustainable solution for athletes looking to enhance their grip.
As a veteran of the highly technical field of IED defeat and bomb defusal in the US Army and a Bronze Star recipient, Eric has always been drawn to solving complex problems. He brings that same level of expertise to his new venture, CragLev, alongside Karina Taugwalder, an experienced mountaineer and owner of a web development and SEO company. Together they have created a product that improves not only athletic performance but also fights global warming by recycling a damaging greenhouse gas into a usable and saleable product.
Eric’s journey to creating CragLev began with his studies of the carbon cycle and its impact on global chemistry. His passion for finding solutions to protect our planet led to a breakthrough in carbon capture technology that serves as the basis for the Carbonized capture system and CragLev athletic chalk. Karina’s background as a mountaineer and her firsthand experience of the negative effects of global warming on the mountain environment further fuels their mission to make a positive impact on the world through their business.
From a former bomb technician to a carbon capture innovator, Eric Phillips and CragLev are on a mission to improve athletic performance and make a meaningful impact on the environment. The innovative journey of CragLev is a testament to the power of perseverance and a dedication to making a difference.
CragLev is set to disrupt the $30 billion/year magnesium market, which is currently dominated by China. By reallocating the primary source of magnesite production to the US, CragLev will help reduce the US $61 billion/year trade deficit with China.
The goal of CragLev is not only to provide athletes with a sustainable solution for grip enhancement but also actively work towards fighting global warming and reducing the US’ trade deficit with China. CragLev is set to disrupt the magnesium carbonate market and inspire others to think about the impact of their products on the environment.