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Margaret Mann

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Margaret Mann is the group manager of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Group Manager
On staff since 1993
Phone number: 303-275-2921
E-mail: margaret.mann@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Technical and economic feasibility analysis
  • Environmental analysis
  • Strategic planning for market development

Primary research interests

  • Life cycle assessment of renewable energy and conventional technologies
  • Public/private sector technical support
  • Evaluation of technical, policy, and programmatic benefits

Education and background training

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1993

Prior work experience

  • Process Engineer, Golden Technologies Corporation (1991-1993)
  • Undergraduate Research Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) (1989-1991)

Other affiliations

  • Executive Board, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, 2004-present
  • Advisory member of the North American Life Cycle Inventory Database Project
  • Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Selected publications

Mann, M. 2015. Biomass Resource Demand Characterization Study: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. CRADA Number CRD-11-436. NREL/TP-6A20-63753

Cowlin, S., D. Heimiller, J. Macknick, M. Mann, J. Pless, and D. Munoz. 2014. Multi-Metric Sustainability Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A50-61719.

Heath, G. A. and M. K. Mann 2012. "Background and Reflections on the Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Project." Journal of Industrial Ecology 16 (Supplement 1) (April 2012): S8-S11. NREL/JA-6A20-54177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00478.x

Milbrandt, A. and M. Mann. 2009. Hydrogen Resource Assessment: Hydrogen Potential from Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, and Hydro Power. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-42773.

Levene, J.I.; M.K. Mann, R. Margolis, and A. Milbrandt. 2005. Analysis of Hydrogen Production from Renewable Electricity Sources: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-560-37612.

Curran, M.A., M. Mann, and G. Norris. 2005. "International Workshop on Electricity Data for Life Cycle Inventories." Journal of Cleaner Production 13, no. 8 (June 2005): 853-862. NREL/JA-560-38656. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2002.03.001

Heller, M.C., G.A. Keoleian, M.K. Mann, and T.A. Volk. 2004. "Life Cycle Energy and Environmental Benefits of Generating Electricity from Willow Biomass." Renewable Energy 29, no. 7 (2004): 1023-1042. NREL/JA-510-36459. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2003.11.018

Spath, P. L. and M.K. Mann. 2004. Biomass Power and Conventional Fossil Systems with and without CO2 Sequestration &madash; Comparing the Energy Balance, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economics. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-510-32575.

Full list of Margaret Mann publications (NREL)