Unfortunately that's not the case. The reaction consumes the aluminum, creating aluminum-oxide. The problem is that that "recycling" (which is converting Al2O3 to pure Al) is a very energy heavy process, so the electricity going to produce pure aluminum metal is a lot higher than the energy that comes out of this "miracle" battery. The conversion efficiency is even worse than running on dirty cheap gasoline. This entire thing is a completely retarded idea for normal use cars, or anything else that needs to recharge/reuse all the time. It might be useful only in special applications, like one-use-then-throw-away things... military stuff, rockets, bombs... where they need energy to power the smart munition electronics and obviously they don't care about the waste (since it will explode anyway).