Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Sep. 10, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Document and Entity Information:      
Entity Registrant Name Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc.    
Document Type 10-K/A    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Description The purpose of this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10–K/A to Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc.’s annual report on Form 10–K for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 6, 2020 (the “Form 10–K”), is solely to furnish Exhibit 101 to the Form 10–K in accordance with Rule 405 of Regulation S–T.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000748790    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   358,499,606  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Public Float     $ 19,269,000
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity File Number 0-12627    
Is Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE