Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
May 17, 2021
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2021  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity File Number 000-12627  
Entity Registrant Name Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000748790  
Entity Tax Identification Number 87-0407858  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Address, Address Line One 2790 Skypark Drive  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 105  
Entity Address, Address Line Three Torrance  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90505  
City Area Code (310)  
Local Phone Number 641-4234  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   38,765,194