Providence Leads on Biomass Heating

Two years of behind-the-scenes work on a biomass heating project at Providence paid off in Spring 2011 with the inauguration of a distributed biomass-heating system for Providence.

This biomass project started out as a student project in a business class.

The system was designed and installed by Blue Flame, a Manitoba firm. This project was supported by local businesses, including:

It received funding from


Launching this new heating system will make Providence one of the leading green campuses in Canada.

27 Apr 2011 Provincial Minister announces green initiatives Manitoba Christian Online
26 Apr 2011 Provincial Minister Announces Green Intitiatives on Providence Campus Rural Municipality of De Salaberry Facebook page
24 Apr 2011 Providence leads the way in reducing carbon footprint Steinbach Online
24 Apr 2011 Minister announces green intitiatives on Providence campus MySteinbach.ca
19 Apr 2011 Province moves on green initiatives CJOB
19 Apr 2011 Provincial Minister Announces Green Initiatives at Providence Manitoba Bioproducts News
19 Apr 2011 Three New Community-Led Initiatives to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Government of Manitoba news release
19 Apr 2011 Manitoba Moves Forward on Three New Community-led Initiatives Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
19 Apr 2011 Provincial Minister Announces Green Initiatives at Providence Providence news release
2 Mar 2011 Providence Barn Moved to New Location: Will House New Biomass Heating System Providence news release
1 Mar 2011 Environmental Innovation at Providence: Part 3: Can Environmentally-Friendly Projects Be Good Business? Providence news release
23 Feb 2011 Environmental Innovation at Providence: Part 2: Providence Hires Environmental Consultant Providence news release
22 Feb 2011 Environmental Innovation at Providence: Part 1 Providence news release

Find out what we’re doing to follow up on this project here.