(AU2015264869) Conversion Systems for Biomass The efficient production of ethanol from low-cost biomass (e.g., corn, sugar beets, sugar cane, switchgrass and/or paper) has become increasingly important in making ethanol competitive with gasoline and decreasing the United States' dependence on foreign oil. For example, to reduce the cost of transporting biomass to ethanol production facilities, mobile systems for producing ethanol from biomass are provided. Also provided are small-scale ethanol production facilities. For example, instead of transporting biomass to the production facility, the facility is transported to the biomass or is located nearby the source of the biomass. The ethanol production facilities or components thereof may be transported via land, water, or air. Production of other products, such as hydrocarbons, natural gas, hydrogen gas, plastics, polymers, and proteins, can also be made by the methods and facilities. Any product described herein can be made in finished form or un-finished form and moved, e.g., to a fixed facility, e.g., fixed production facility.
(AU2015264870) The invention provides a method of determining the prognosis of cancer in a subject. The method comprises (a) obtaining a sample from the subject, (b) analyzing the sample for the expression level of a carboxypeptidase E (CPE) splice variant, and (c) correlating the expression level in the sample with the prognosis of cancer in the subject. The invention further provides a method of determining the stage of a cancer, as well as methods of treatment.
(EP3216833) The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin composition. According to the present invention, a polycarbonate resin composition, which realizes a high whiteness degree, exhibits less discoloration due to superior heat stability during storage and processing, and has improved fluidity, laser reactivity, and plating adhesion, and a method of preparing the same are provided.
(US20170260559) Provided are fungal host strains and recombinant DNA constructs for creation and use thereof, wherein the fungal host strains are particularly stable and useful for expressing proteins, enzymes, variants and other substances of interest in a reliable or less variable fashion.
(CA2977602) Provided is a wet smelting method for nickel oxide ore that is capable of effectively reducing the amount of sulfuric acid used in the leaching step and the amount of a neutralizer such as slaked lime used in the final neutralization step without reducing nickel yield. The present invention is a method for pre-treating an ore slurry to be submitted for leaching treatment in a wet smelting method for nickel oxide ore, the method comprising: a separating step for separating the ore slurry into a coarse particle fraction, in which particles having a particle diameter of less than 45 µm are 30 mass% of the solids or less, and a fine particle fraction, and feeding said fine particle fraction to the leaching process; and a vibration sieving step for separating the separated coarse particle fraction into oversize particles and undersize particles using vibration sieving and feeding the ore slurry of said undersize particles to the leaching process.