The NSW government's net-zero emissions target is "an exercise in heroic futility".
With pyrolysis, coal can be "baked" in an inert, or non-reactive atmosphere, releasing gas.
Design and early procurement work is to start immediately.
Centennial Coal's Springvale team was awarded the trophy for the theory component.
Adani tries to get things moving at Carmichael coalmine.
Adani's insurance arrangements are commercial-in-confidence, it said.
Mining royalties helped fill a decline in stamp duty revenue from a slowing Sydney property market.
Global coal demand looked set to rise for the second year in a row in 2018.
CCUS is enjoying an increased focus at the talks compared with previous years.
The mine employs more than 300 employees and ships 1.1 million tonnes of metallurgical coal.
The water cart was reversing at low speed when the rear wheel rode up onto a dozer rill.
Insurers shun Adani's Carmichael coal mine, says activist group Market Forces.