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Pro-Bono

Voluntary

Job Description

We are looking for someone to help run the small office of a registered UK charity, with circa 4 people. We do need help on general administrative tasks, such as filing, but especially help on outreach.  This involves obtaining contact information on a series of individuals who could be interested in the Foundation’s work, then following up with a phone call and subsequent e-mail.  As attending networking events may be involved, candidates should be presentable, able to speak clearly and well, and be reasonably comfortable with scientific topics.  Some travel within the UK might be involved.

JOB  ROLE:

  • Helping to identify potential sponsors and assisting with search for suitable candidates for the board and advisory board;
  • Helping with applications for grants and loans, soliciting support from individuals, companies and non-profit organisations;
  • Occasionally representing the Foundation at conferences and key meetings).

THE  LITUS  FOUNDATION

The non-profit charitable Litus Foundation was established in England in April 2016, expressly to help slow global warming.  Focus is on supporting new technologies to quickly improve energy efficiency and reduce global CO2 emissions. 

Litus’ principle project is developing extreme-efficiency uncooled engines, for all uses and fuels. They do not yet exist; people are not aware that they are possible; apparently only we are developing them.  Around 40 % of man-made CO2 is said to come from all internal combustion (IC) engines. For over 130 years, every time a piston engine has run, 30% to 50% of fuel energy has been dissipated through water- or air-based cooling systems and general radiation. This waste should not continue.

Uncooled engines would reduce energy use, operating costs and CO2 emissions by about half, depending on application. They would be two to ten times lighter and smaller; nearly silent; and more reliable as there are no cooling or piston / cylinder oil systems to fail.

The engines are for electricity generation, pumps, compressors, ships, agricultural and mining equipment, trains and vehicles.  Once the first long-life uncooled engines run successfully, the world will switch from cooled to uncooled engines, which will cut man-made CO2 by around 20% within one or two decades.  It is probably the single biggest route to reaching the COP21 objective of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C.

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