Xyloforest is a research, innovation and service platform for cultivated forest systems, products and materials. Its objective is to contribute to the adaptation of forest resources to climate change. Its scientific objective is to improve knowledge and implement innovative solutions to increase the use of wood in construction, improve wood quality and develop green chemistry. The scope covers the entire forest-wood chain: Xylomic: genomics and tree phenotyping Xylobiotech: forest biotechnologies Xylosylve: innovative silvicultural systems Xyloplate: advanced wood engineering Xylomat: Composite wood-based products and biosourced materials Xylochem: Wood chemistry and bio-refinery Xyloforest developed in 2011 following the call for projects “Equipement d'Excellence” of the future investment program (ANR-10-EQPX-16). The project is scheduled to end in 2020, and the grant received for its entire duration is €10.2 million. The aid is distributed among the various partners for the purchase of equipment. Each technical platform has a laboratory with specific equipment to host new collaborative projects. Laboratories can provide the scientific community with premises, or data and host measurement and experimental equipment. They can also contribute their experience for product and service developments (e.g. STRADIVERNIS project for the development of an industrial varnish based on rosin and vegetable oil from the Xylomat platform). The XYLOFOREST platform is a support for teaching on forests and wood with more than 130 students trained, including 57 doctoral students since 2013.

Type of wood
Origin of wood
Mobilization Potential
High potential for mobilization (not quantified)
Kind of wood concerned
Sustainability Potential
Very positive: purchase of innovative equipment to improve knowledge
Impact on environment & biodiversity

Positive impact with equipment to assess the
environmental balance of silvicultural systems
(platforme Xylosylve)

Ease of implementation
Medium: purchase and use of new equipment, monitoring of devices and experiments
Economic impact
Job effect
Creation of jobs related to the new activities of the laboratories and many internships and theses related to the project
Income effect
Specific knowledge needed
High technical and scientific knowledge
Key prerequisites


Research and development
Digital solution
Country of origin
Scale of application
Start and end year
2011 - 2020
Contact data
Owner or author
References and Resources
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