Biomass Removal

Left unchecked, Biomass; which originates from organic animal or plant materials, can be a real hazard. For this reason, its presence needs to be monitored and managed properly.

Biomass overflow due to an imbalance in the natural state of the water body

With the increased demand for the agriculture industry to produce and rotate crops quicker, we are seeing more and more water bodies affected by an increase of runoff into our waterways. Often nutrients that are used in farming to grow our produce seeps into our water which in turn acts as growth enabler of waterborne plants and other fauna. This “supercharging” of natural elements in the water causes an imbalance in the natural state of the water body and can have devastating knock-on effects.

An unsightly appearance and foul odour can impact tourism and make living near the water unpleasant. Worse than that, if not managed properly, biomass can have severe consequences for aquatic ecosystems, reducing oxygen and building toxins in the water. It can also slow down or even stop operations in critical facilities affecting service delivery or production.

Biomass removal at the surface

The use of RanMarine's autonomous technology offers a solution. Using GPS waypoints, vessels are guided in the water to remove biomass with minimal oversight - efficiently and effectively. Both the WasteShark and MegaShark remove biomass at the surface, which helps preserve nature with minimal disruption, while also ensuring that facilities and equipment can continue operating efficiently and safely.

One of the key aspects of our solutions are the capability to measure water health quality using additional Eureka water probes and deliver this data back in real-time to our clients via the RanMarine Connect portal. By monitoring nitrogen build-up, dissolved oxygen or pH levels and up to 12 other measures, we are able to offer a clear map of what is present in the waterbody and pinpoint where these problems exist. Equally, the build-up and bloom potential of blue and red toxic algae can be monitored and addressed.


Autonomous technology using waypoints to remove biomass efficiently and effectively—with minimal oversight

Minimal disruption

Biomass is removed at the surface, which helps preserve nature with minimal disruption.

Safe & Secure

Protects facilities, vital equipment, and eliminates operational risks.

Data Collection

Water quality data with geotags provides important information about the condition of a specific body of water.


Proactive tool to limit, migate and manage the buildup of harmful biomass.

Easy deployment

Easy deployment for time and biomass reclamation.