The Toyama-based pilot plant produces up to 5 kg/hr hydrogen from 90 kg aluminum scrap, equivalent to the filling amount of the fuel cell vehicle traveling distance of about 700km. The equipment contains a pulper type separator which separates pulp and aluminum-plastic by high speed rotation of the composite material, a dry distillation furnace which decomposes the plastic and removes the aluminum, and a hydrogen generator using an alkaline aluminum salt solution.

NEDO news release, April 22, 2016