LIFE Citizen’s Prize

These 9 projects have been shortlisted for the “Citizen’s Award” by a panel of National Contact Points. Now it is your turn to vote!

Select below your favorite candidate for the “LIFE Citizen’s Prize” from one of the three categories and cast your vote from 8 April to 16 May.

The winning project will be rewarded during the LIFE Awards ceremony on 16 May 2019, as part of the EU Green Week 2019, Europe’s biggest environmental event.

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Project: LIFE Green Gas Network
Country: Italy
Coordinator: Pietro Fiorentini spa
Votes: 0

Category: CLIMATE
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Description: The LIFE GREEN GAS NETWORK project set out to show that a new management and control system to regulate pressure levels in natural gas distribution networks could reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by gas leaks by at least 3%. This system would include a new management and control system, including new devices for measuring and regulating pressure in natural gas distribution networks. New software would manage remote communication between devices on the network and a control centre and process datain real time to optimise gas pressure in each branch of the network. The project expected to be able to maintain pressure above a minimum threshold at all times across the network and guarantee that off-peak pressure is lower than current values. Tests would compare the system's performance in pipes made of steel and of polyethylene. As well as reducing gas leaks, the new system was expected to at least match current service quality levels and demonstrate compliance with all relevant safety standards.