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        Applications discussed are:  Decomposition of CH4 above 900° with catalysts into H2 and lampblack, and utilization of the lampblack for making printer’s ink, etc.; decomposition of the H2, for example, for synthesizing NH3 or liquid motor fuels; transformation of CH4 and H2O vapor at 900° with Ni catalyst to CO2 and H2; transformation of CO2 in gas producers according to C+CO2=2 CO-37 cal.; use of the CO and H2 for the synthesis of hydrocarbons or MeOH; preparation of a mixture of C2H4, C2H2 and H2 by treatment of CH4 with a spark discharge; transformation of the mixture at 200°-250° at normal pressure with Ni catalyst into benzine.