Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc.

GCEH is a California-based biofuel feedstock development and operations company with international capabilities in eco-friendly biofuel feedstock research, and sustainable agriculture cultivation, production, and distribution.

We are focusing our initial efforts on the commercialization of oil derived from the non-food based oilseed crops like Jatropha curcas, a drought and disease resistant plant indigenous to many tropical and sub-tropical regions, and Camelina, a hardy, cold tolerant plant which can be grown in the northerly regions of North America, Europe and Asia. Jatropha and Camelina oil are used for the production of high quality biodiesel - an important renewable energy fuel quickly gaining commercial acceptance worldwide. Both Jatropha and Camelina plants requires less water and fertilizer than conventional crops, and, respectively, can be cultivated on desert and other lands not suitable for the production of food crops and as a substitute for fallow crop rotations.

The per barrel cost of Jatropha or Camelina oil is significantly lower than the current cost of crude oil. It uses a fraction of the resources, and is considerably less expensive to produce than soybean, rapeseed or corn oil - the primary crops presently used for the production of biofuels. By growing non-food based feedstocks on land that is not suited for agriculture or not in use, we place less stress on the environment and do not compete with land or other resources used for the production of food crops.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide low cost and socially responsible energy sources to the world market while leaving the environment cleaner than we found it. We combine our plant and soil science expertise with our extensive energy and logistics experience to produce eco-friendly products to meet the growing demand of the world biofuel industry.

Our efforts will also provide a means to generate sustainable carbon credits through sequestration of carbon dioxide by planting perennial crops, and through the conversion of eco-friendly oil feedstock product into a low emission biofuel. Our expertise also extends to valuing, trading, and monetizing the future value of carbon credits.

As our business grows, we believe more and more people worldwide will switch to less polluting fuel alternatives for their cars, trucks and homes. We believe that eco-friendly biofuel alternatives will have a substantial impact on the reduction of greenhouse gases, and will contribute to an overall improved world ecosystem.

Our company is managed by seasoned energy professionals with over 25 years of risk management, commodity, technology and operations experience.

Corporate Sustainability Policy

Global Clean Energy ("Global") is committed to energy and environmental sustainability throughout its worldwide operations. This starts with programs at the corporate offices and carries through to sustainable faming, processing and transportation practices and policies at our farms and facilities. Global continually works towards minimizing the energy used in our operations, while maximizing our positive impact on the environment.

Sustainable agriculture integrates three main concepts: environmental responsibility, social awareness and economic profitability. Global has integrated a variety of philosophies, policies and practices to achieve these goals. Each employee, from executive and administrative to farmers and processors, commits to this corporate vision and contributes to its development. Embracing a variety of employee backgrounds and cultures, Global maintains a common philosophical thread, achieving sustainable agriculture and product processing.

Sustainability depends upon the principle that Global will not sacrifice our future for short-term benefits. Global maintains this policy through responsible Stewardship of Natural and Human Resources. Stewardship of human resources includes considering social responsibilities, such as working and living conditions of employees and their community, community health and safety and long-term quality of life. Stewardship of land and natural resources includes considering both plant and animals by maintaining or enhancing the symbiotic balance for the long term.

An overall "Systems Approach" is essential to obtaining true sustainability. This system-based approach includes all the processes and procedures from plant and soil sciences to operations at an individual farm. This includes consideration for the local ecosystem and the communities which support, and are affected by, farming operations both locally and globally. Emphasizing the system-based approach allows a larger and more thorough view of the impact of farming and processing practices on both the communities and the environment. A complete systems approach provides the tools needed to understand the interrelationship between farming and the environment.

A systems approach includes a very aggressive interdisciplinary effort in Research, Discovery and Development. This requires input from a combination of researchers and practitioners from various plant science disciplines, farming practices, and end use processing techniques as well as the ultimate end use of the products.

Global Clean Energy staff is fully committed to maintaining corporate sustainable policies on behalf of all stakeholders. This will be a significant paradigm shift in many cultures, including the education of all workers to improve efficiency in every aspect of the business. It is a long-term commitment to efficient business operations which translates to best environmental policies, which is good business.

Our Products and Services

Global Clean Energy Holdings offers our Energy Farm products for sale, including Seeds, Seedlings, and Cuttings for Jatropha Farm development. We also offer a full suite of Camelina services from our subsidiary Sustainable Oils.

We also provide assistance to other Jatropha Farm Developers and Projects by offering various levels of Energy Farm Expert Advisory services. From Land Acquisition to Cultivation to Off-take Management to Complete Farm Management, we have valuable knowledge and experience to help in the efficient development and management of Jatropha projects.

For more information visit our Products and Services pages.

June 2013

GCEH issues Letter to Shareholders detailing activities from previous year and plans for upcoming year. View the full letter here.

March 2013

Xconomy Senior Editor, Benjamin Romano, highlights Sustainable Oils' acquisition by GCEH and some of the research and growth initiatives going on in Washington and Montana. View the full article here.

March 2013

Global Clean Energy acquires leading Camelina company Sustainable Oils, LLC. The acquisition significantly expands Global's portfolio of non-food based feedstocks to include the only novel energy crop approved by the EPA for RIN generation under the RFS. Download the full press release here.

February 2013

Richard Palmer joins the RSB Services Foundation's Board of Directors. RSB Services is the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) sustainability certification. Download the full RSB press release here.

October 2012

GCEH is first feedstock producer in the Northern Hemisphere to be issued Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels certification. Download the full RSB press release here.

October 2012

SCS Global Services issues first Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels certificate in Northern Hemisphere to GCEH. Download the full SCS press release here.

April 2012

GCEH issues Letter to Shareholders detailing activities from previous year and plans for upcoming year.

Nov 2011

GCEH, Emerald Biofuels and Honeywell's UOP have submitted a joint RFS2 pathway application to the U.S. EPA. See the RFS2 Pending Pathway Assessments List here.

July 2011

ASTM approves biojet for use in commercial aviation. Worldwide demand for jet fuel is projected to be $176 billion in 2011. See Biodiesel Magazine article here.

April 2011

GCEH issues Letter to Shareholders providing updates from the past year and plans for the coming year.

An article by GCEH CEO and CfSEF Executive Director, Richard Palmer discussing the future of Jatropha and CfSEF research efforts can be found in Biodiesel Magaine.

The first renewable jet fuel powered flight occurred in Mexico on April 1st. GCEH's CEO, Richard Palmer, along with executives from Airbus, Honeywell's UOP, the ASA, and several high-ranking Mexican government officials, departed Mexico City on a round trip flight to Chiapas. Our wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary, Global Energias Renovables, provided feedstock to UOP to process into bio jet fuel for the flight. Some articles published about the event include:
March 2011

GCEH files 10k annual report, highlights include:
  • Acquired and prepared additional acreage in Mexico
  • Increased employee count to more than 375
  • Increased management and advisory services to partners and third parties
  • Increased quantities of oil, biomass and seeds sold
  • Supplied oil to Mexican National Airport Authority as part of commercial testing with Boeing in 2011
  • Raised additional $3.7M in project equity and financing
  • Applied for $20M in OPIC financing
  • Increased asset base by more than $3.5M
  • Executed conditional 20-year, off-take agreement with renewable biofuel company for CJO
  • Formed non-profit research center, CfSEF (
January 2011

CfSEF was highlighted in Biodiesel Magazine this month. The article describes the Center's formation and its mission to reduce the inputs needed to grow Jatropha--including fossil fuels, pesticides, water and fertilizers. Download the full article here.

GCEH announced the establishment of a new non-profit research organization, the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming (download the full press release here) (CfSEF). 
  • Increasing agricultural production
  • Creating a sustainable feedstock supply
  • Reducing inputs including the use of fossil fuel, pesticides, water and fertilizer
  • Developing new and sustainable biofuels
July 2010

GCEH reincorporates to a Delaware corporation, highlights include:
  • One current common share automatically converts to Delaware share
  • No need to exchange stock certificates
  • No change in company name, ticker symbol, CUSIP number, business, assets or operations
  • Management and Board of Directors remain the same

GCEH Holds 2010 Annual Shareholder Meeting, Richard Palmer, the President provided a company overview [download the full presentation here] and five agenda items were considered and approved by the shareholders, including:
  • Re-election of all 4 Board of Directors (David Walker, Mark Bernstein, Martin Wenzel and Richard Palmer)
  • Ratification of Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, P.C. as the company's independent auditors
  • Adoption of the 2010 Equity Incentive Plan
  • Reincorporation of the company in the state of Delaware
  • Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation to grant permission to the Board of Directors to effect a reverse stock split at a future date

April 2010

GCEH issues Letter to Shareholders providing details of recent achievements and future goals.

GCEH appoints Martin J. Wenzel to Board of Directors.

March 2010

GCEH files 10k annual report, highlights include:
  • Net earnings reported
  • Moved from development-stage company to an operating company
  • Completed Mexican farm planting
  • Additional land acquired for Mexican farm expansion
  • Secured debt paid off
  • Generated revenue - seed sales in Belize and management fees/ advisory services through GCE
  • Continued to develop and genetically improve Jatropha varieties
  • Seed oil extraction facility constructed and operational in Mexico