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Margaret Mann

Technical Director, CEMAC | 303-275-2921

Margaret Mann is the CEMAC Technical Director in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

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


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) (19891991)

Other Affiliations

Executive Board, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, 2004present
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)

Featured Publications

Mann, M. 2015. Biomass Resource Demand Characterization Study: Cooperative Research and Development Final ReportPDF. 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 AnalysisPDF. 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.

Milbrandt, A. and M. Mann. 2009. Hydrogen Resource Assessment: Hydrogen Potential from Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, and Hydro PowerPDF. 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: PreprintPDF. 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.

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.

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 EconomicsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-510-32575.

Full list of Margaret Mann publications (NREL).