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Department of Energy
National Energy Tech Lab


James Ekmann is director of the Office of Systems, Analyses, and Planning at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). His office focuses on studies of the benefits of accelerated technology deployment and system analysis of energy technologies. Ekmann is the U.S. coordinator for collaboration on environmental control technologies (Annex IV) under the U.S.-China Protocol between the Office of Fossil Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China. Ekmann represented NETL in the development of two DOE studies dealing with climate change mitigation technologies: Technology Options to Reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration: State of the Science.