Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: GCEH) is a uniquely positioned, vertically integrated biofuels company that develops, grows, processes, refines and distributes "renewable diesel," an ultra-low-carbon, cleaner burning, drop-in fuel that leverages existing infrastructure. Our upstream/ midstream/ downstream business model echoes that of a major oil company. It is designed to enable GCEH to expand rapidly, reduce costs and increase value.
14 years of R & D
GCEH's subsidiary Sustainable Oils (SusOils) has many, patented plant/soil science advances, that have more than doubled camelina yield. Ours is the only camelina process approved by the Calif. Air Resources Board as a non-food pathway.
Our biorefinery site includes abundant liquid storage. We plan to expand to include grain storage to accommodate our camelina oil seed produced and shipped via rail from our multiple growing regions within the U.S.
The co-product is a meal which is FDA-approved for use as high-protein livestock feed. It is much less resource-intensive than corn or soy and does not negatively impact food prices or security. Using camelina meal in place of soy or canola meal will reduce the pressure on food- based agricultural land.
Better farm economics
Qualified partner farmers can improve profitability on existing cultivated land by rotating this short-season, dry-land, lower-input crop with annual row crops like wheat. In warmer areas, it can be seeded in winter for a double crop.
GCEH's renewable diesel is a 100% drop-in replacement for fossil based ultra low-sulfur diesel, while burning 80% cleaner. The biorefinery will also produce renewable propane and renewable naphtha. Both are approved and will be used in other transportation applications to offset fossil fuels.
Reducing transport costs
Our Bakersfield Renewable Fuels (BKRF) site is strategically located. It is directly on a BNSF rail mainline, has a trucking terminal close to major interstate highways connecting Northern and Southern California market, and is well served via multiple pipelines.
Extraction & biorefining
GCEH's 500+acre BKRF site is a former crude oil refinery now being retooled to produce only renewable fuels. Upon completion in early 2022, it will be the largest biorefinery facility in the Western US.
Overarching all, is our purpose-built, data-analysis architecture that integrates all aspects of research & development, feedstocks production, logistics and processing, allowing us to validate our ultra low-carbon pathway.
Sustainable Oils Headquarters Relocation to Great Falls, Montana
The headquarters relocation and personnel expansion will support Sustainable Oils target of contract-growing more than one million acres of camelina annually for renewable diesel production.
ExxonMobil expands agreement with Global Clean Energy
“By working together across traditional agricultural, energy and supply chain lines, we are showing how agriculture and energy, big and small, can collaborate to bring lower-carbon fuels to market.”
-- Richard Palmer, Global Clean Energy Holdings CEO
A global mandate for cleaner fuels
Despite the tangible impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) remain dangerously high, and are continuing to rise.
There is no single solution to this complex problem. Biofuels, when produced from ultra-low-carbon feedstocks and measured in terms of total lifecycle, will emit lower net emissions than even electric vehicles. Much of the heavy duty transportation industry like trucking and aviation will continue to depend on liquid fuels.
Unlike first-generation biofuel producers, GCEH's feedstock does not affect food commodity markets. GCEH offers a globally scalable solution to the food-vs.-fuel quandary.