Feeding the world sustainably is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the first step towards reducing agricultural emissions, is to change the way we farm. The LifeAtena project aims to promote a change in mentality in this industry through the electrification of farming machinery, introducing a new, groundbreaking modular platform for the electrification of compact, isodiametric tractors that meet the needs of specialised grape and fruit farmers.

LifeAtena aims to introduce a new technology for farming machinery with a zero or near-zero environmental impact. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, oil leaks on the ground and noise pollution levels, thus protecting, restoring and improving the quality of the environment. The great challenge consists in reaching all the set environmental objectives without compromising the technical performance, visual appeal and dimensions of the finished machine. The end result of this project will be the construction of LifeAtena prototypes: the first electrified green machines available for heroic and specialised agriculture.

Advanced Tractors with Electric implements for Agricultural green revolution


It was 2011 when AC installed its first photovoltaic system, a decision that led to a considerable reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and the reduced use of polluting fossil fuels.
The solar panels (1,880 in total) replaced the asbestos roofs of the plant’s various industrial buildings. The PV system satisfies roughly a quarter of the company’s power demands, producing “clean” energy. Each panel has a maximum power output of 230 watts, while the system’s total peak power reaches 432.4 kW.
AC is also equipped with instruments for measuring power consumption insofar as subject to the relative obligations of large-sized enterprises.
Energy saving, rational paper and water usage, and waste material or waste recycling policies are among AC’s primary improvement goals at a crucial moment in time when the entire planet is talking about limiting greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change. 
With regard to lighting devices, AC has replaced its old neon lamps with more efficient and eco-friendly LED lights. Moreover, the existing windows and doors are in the process of being replaced, with the new versions guaranteeing improved insulation and consequently more efficient heating (and cooling in summer), with lower consumption.


Peak power: 432.40 kWp
Number of panels: 1880
The following image, extracted from the site we use to monitor the data associated with the system, shows the values reflecting the ecological footprint of the photovoltaic system, specifically:
- Total energy produced since installation to date, expressed in kWh
- Total Carbon Dioxide emissions avoided, expressed in kg of CO₂
- Total barrels of oil saved, expressed in number of barrels
- Total number of trees saved, expressed in number of equivalent trees
In support of monitoring, this is followed by a graph for the year 2022 showing the plant's power trend, comparing the theoretical and actual output expressed in kW (Graph 1) based on which the Performance Ratio was calculated, a parameter used to measure the system’s efficiency and quality, highlighting any degradation in operation.

With regard to the year 2023, the system was damaged following a heavy hail storm last July, resulting in its being inactive until December 2023 due to fire safety reasons. The system was reactivated in January 2024.
The installation of a photovoltaic system with power output 700 KWp on the inner workings building is scheduled for 2024.


Since JANUARY 2021, the company has implemented several Plastic-free measures:
•    NO MORE plastic cups. The use of metal water bottles.
•    NO MORE plastic packaging in the canteen. Packaging will be eco-friendly with the temporary exception of condiments, due to Covid-19.
•    REPLACEMENT of PET water bottles with water cans in cold drink dispensers.
•    REPLACEMENT of plastic cups with paper cups in hot drink dispensers.