The second field is located at the EETP research station, nearby Quevedo city, Los Rios province.
The results on the clonal trials at the EETP and Dublinsa revealed great diversity between "clones," and also a high level of diversity within "clones," which was more surprising.
A complemented phenotypic PCA using the vigor traits was carried out with the 12 genetic groups previously identified at the EETP collection (i.e., Figure 5) showing a significant phenotypic diversity within of the groups (Figure 8).
Regarding the EETP collection, it should be noted that many plants, with different labels, were quite similar from a genetic point of view.
The accessions were planted in one location (EETP) and then transferred to Manabi, Santo Domingo de los Tsaochilas, and Morona Santiago provinces, mainly by cuttings.
(1) Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP), Programa Nacional de Cacao y Cafe (PNCC), Estacion Experimental Tropical Pichilingue (EETP), Km 5 Via Quevedo-El Empalme, Mocache, Los Rios, Ecuador
(5) Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP), Departamento Nacional de Biotecnologia (DNB), Estacion Experimental Tropical Pichilingue (EETP), Km 5 Via Quevedo-El Empalme, Mocache, Los Rios, Ecuador
EETP had bid for the fast track LNG contract to handle up to three million tons yearly of LNG or 400 MMSCFD of re-gasified liquefied natural gas for 15 years.
EETP price $0.66 per mmbtu is much lower than international benchmark.