The 20th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference will take place on April 23-25, 2012 in Portland, Maine. For the first time, NAWTEC participants will have the opportunity to tour the facilities of ecomaine, an ERC member based in Portland, Maine. ecomaine is a non-profit waste management company owned and operated by 21 municipalities in Southern Maine and runs a 500 ton-per-day waste-to-energy facility, a single stream recycling facility, and a landfill. The waste-to-energy facility won SWANA’s 2006 Waste-To-Energy Silver Excellence Award, as well as ASME’s 2009 Small Combustion Facility of the Year Award. The award was based on success in several categories, including innovative and technical contributions to solid waste processing, environmental performance, and health and safety records. We look forward to hosting NAWTEC in Portland for the first time next year.