Global warming is happening faster and more seriously than many believe. The Litus Foundation was formed to help slow climate change and help creatures adapt to it. All income will be devoted to realizing these objectives.
Our first project is developing extreme efficiency commercial long-life uncooled engines, for all applications and fuels. None exist now. For the last 130 years, every time an engine has been run, 30% to 50% of fuel energy has been dissipated by water-or air-based cooling systems and general radiation. Can we afford this waste?
Uncooled engines would use roughly half the fuel and so produce half the CO2 of today’s engines. They will be two to ten times smaller and lighter, virtually silent and more reliable. The engines are for electricity generation, pumps, compressors, ships, trains, agricultural and mining equipment, small appliances, as well as for vehicles. In many cases there are few alternatives to internal combustion engines, so they have to become much more efficient.
Once the first long-life products are successfully tested, expected within twenty-four months, the world will switch from cooled to uncooled engines within fifteen years, reducing all man-made CO2 by 20% to 25% or more. This could be the single biggest and quickest way to dramatically slow climate change and realise the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement objectives.
Please consider supporting the engine project via sponsorship, donations, loans or occasional focused advice. See the Contact Us page for more information and downloadable PDFs.
As a reminder of species coming under stress due to climate change, we are showcasing some of photographer J Scott Smith’s series “29 Palms”.