Use of biomass for heating greenhouses in Ontario

Get data the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs tracks of greenhouse operations using biomass (alternative energy) as a source for heat.

Biomass combustion simply means burning organic material. For millennia, humans have used this basic technology to create heat and, later, to generate power through steam. The higher cost of heating a greenhouse using natural gas or oil has resulted in many growers switching to alternate fuels.

This dataset contains:

  • name
  • greenhouse size
  • biomass combustion unit
  • type of fuel


Ontario's Open Data Team


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This data is not and will not be made available. Data in this record cannot be released because of legal, privacy, security, confidentiality or commercially-sensitive reasons, as outlined by the Open Data Directive.

Why? Commercial sensitivity - The dataset contains data specific to individual growers that could potentially harm their business if released.

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Geographic coverage Ontario
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Last Validated Date 2020-12-18
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