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Dormant Swedish mine comes alive in rush for car batteries

A dormant graphite mine in Sweden will be revived in the global race to develop batteries for electric cars.

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The global race to develop batteries for electric cars is reaching deep into the pine forests of central Sweden, where a dormant graphite mine is getting a new lease on life.

Woxna, situated about 160 miles (259 kilometers) north of Stockholm, was mothballed in 2001 amid a slump in prices. Now, a Canadian company called Leading Edge Materials Corp. is preparing to revive operations.

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