The Litus Foundation was formed expressly to slow climate change, and help living beings adapt to it.  It will devise new technologies, improve existing ones, and campaign for energy efficiency.  Slowing global warming is one of the most serious challenges facing us today. There are now three sister charitable Litus Foundations, in the UK, in France and in the USA.

First Major Project

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”. See for more.

Litus is leading the development of super-efficient uncooled internal combustion (IC) engines, for all hybrid applications in vehicles and industrial equipment, using any of today’s fuels.

At least 35% of man-made CO2 comes from IC engines. Every time one is run, between 30% and 50% of fuel energy is dissipated by air or water-based cooling systems and general radiation. Uncooled engines would have twice the efficiency, be many times smaller and lighter, virtually silent, and more reliable.

Some projections indicate that by 2050, only around 10% of global vehicles of every type will be all-electric drive, nearly all the rest having hybrid electric-IC drive.  For most markets, especially heavy vehicles, marine craft, agricultural and mining equipment, pumps, compressors and generators, there are no viable alternatives to using IC engines in some manner.

The Environment

Global warming can be seriously slowed.  World-wide, there are great efforts to improve efficiency, use of renewables, and cut greenhouse gases.  Breakthrough technologies are being developed.  Litus is now sure uncooled engines can be commercialized. Once available, they could replace cooled engines within fifteen years, alone cutting total man-made CO2 emissions by approximately 20%.