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Document And Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Apr. 28, 2014
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Entity Registrant Name Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001309402  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   37,406,235
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Trading Symbol gpre