Started in 1992, LIFE, EU's financial instrument supporting environmental action projects, nature and climate preservation across the EU, has funded over 4,000 projects, contributing with about 3.4 billion Euro to environmental protection.
Pietro Fiorentini participated together with Terranova and Gelsia Reti to 2013 edition with project on Smart Gas Grids called "Life Green Gas Network".
The project, which will be completed by 2016, is aiming to test the funcitionalities of a new management system for the pressure control adjustment of natural gas distribution network levels, using a new software for the remote communication management.
This system is designed to optimize the pressure in each sector of the network. The target is the 3% reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the gas leaks.