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       Some new methods of large-scale technical synthesis of mono- and poly-OH alcohols from water gas (MeOH synthesis) and from CO2 and H2 are described.  In the latter case, the CO2 is a byproduct in the production of Ca (NO3)2 from CaCO3; the H2 is produced by electrolysis.  The yield of MeOH synthesized by this process reaches 92% as compared with 86-89% by the usual water-gas process.