Uncooled Engine Programme
As a top priority, 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, including Hydrogen.
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.
Fossil fuel use is again increasing; growth of renewable energy is meeting the increasing global energy demand. Only by using fossil fuels more efficiently can we seriously cut greenhouse gases.
Global warming must be seriously slowed to avoid runaway warming. World-wide, there are great efforts to improve efficiency, use of renewables, and cut greenhouse gases. Individual’s lifestyles are being modified. Breakthrough technologies are being developed and Litus are now sure that uncooled engines can be made commercial. Once available, they could replace cooled engines within one or two decades, alone cutting total man-made CO2 emissions between approximately 12% and 20%.