Business News Archive - April 14, 2011

SEVILLE, Spain and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the water and environment sectors, is on schedule to secure 100 percent of the biomass raw material for its Hugoton, Kansas, cellulosic ethanol plant. The company has signed contracts with several local biomass producers, and is currently in talks with others, to obtain the required annual supply of 315,000 tons of cellulosic biomass by the end of 2011.

DENVER, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), the leading global provider of distribution facilities, today announced that it has purchased approximately 11 million ordinary units ("Units") in ProLogis European Properties (Euronext/Amsterdam:PEPR) from a major institutional investor, bringing ProLogis' ownership in PEPR to approximately 38 percent of the Units.

ABERDEEN, Scotland, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Alex Kemp joins Oil and Gas IQ ahead of the Mature Fields Conference 2011 to discuss the economics of later field life and the challenge of maximising production and extending lifecycle. In the Budget on 23rd March, the Chancellor announced increases on the taxation of North Sea oil on Mature Fields subject to petroleum revenue tax from 75% to 81%.

HAIFA, Israel, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Conference Call Scheduled for May 16, 2011 at 09:00am ET Elbit Systems Ltd.

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE.RDS.B) today published its Sustainability Report for 2010, which describes how it is helping to meet rising energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. The report covers Shell's environmental and social performance for the year and outlines its contribution towards building a sustainable energy future.

LONDON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British motorists regularly leave an astonishing 3.2 BILLION pounds Sterling worth of belongings in their cars overnight, according to new research from leading insurer, Your Cover car insurance, part of Allianz Insurance. The research showed that despite the ever present risk of car crime, motorists appear to be content to leave expensive items in their cars and hope the vehicle will not be broken into while they sleep.

SHANGHAI, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orofino Gold Corp. (PINK OTC: ORFG) is pleased to announce results from random chip samples from within their La Azul mining area in Colombia that indicate very high grades.

JINJIANG, China, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Xiniya Fashion Limited ("Xiniya" or the "Company") (NYSE:XNY), a leading provider of men's business casual apparel in China, today announced that it has established a dedicated fashion design and sales & marketing center.

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel Champagne Cellars' spectacular garden will open for the 2011 season on Friday, April 15th.

Word of the Day
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.