Ukrainian steel maker Metinvest’s Zaporizhstal is working to increase the efficiency of production, reduce the cost price and solve the problems with shortage of raw materials and has intensified their work on improvement and savings. Zaporizhstal has implemented a new technology for the production of agglomerate with a decrease in the share of expensive constituents. As the quality remains at an unchanged high level, and the cost price is significantly reduced.Preparation of iron ore raw materials commonly termed as agglomerate takes place at the sinter plant. Agglomerate is a product of sintering of fine-grained iron ore raw materials. Iron ore fines, iron ore concentrate, flux limestone, and coke fines are used for production. In addition, the so-called return is used, agglomerate fines that could not be sintered. Ore in this process is one of the central components, it is to it that other elements of the charge are joined and sintered. The ingredients are delivered to the receiving trenches in the ore yard. And it was at the ore yard that an experimental stack without agglomerated ore was laid. Due to the increase in the price of ore as a result of the crisis caused by the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, its use for the production of agglomerate became too expensive. But specialists found a way out of a difficult situation.Zaporizhstal experts came to the conclusion that in terms of chemical and physical properties for the production of agglomerate, expensive slag ore can be replaced by the material produced by the AMKOM facility, which processes Marteniv slag in the TsHP. They conducted an experiment by laying an experimental pile without ore, adding instead MOS-1, enriched metallurgical waste of steelmaking production. According to this technology, the quality of agglomerate remains at the same high level, but the production process becomes much cheaper.The new technology for the production of agglomerate without the use of ore made it possible to increase the content of iron in the agglomerate by reducing the content of limestone in the charge. During the operation of the agglomerate, almost 61,000 tonnes of agglomerate were produced on the experimental stack and the economic effect in the amount of USD 252,000 was obtained.