All cold fusion experiments have controls, such as Pt-H
As THH noted, Pt-H is not a 'control' for Pd-D, nor is Pd-H if one is thinking chemically...
Shanahan's claims were shown to incorrect by experts. See:
The reaction of CF researchers in your Marwan reference above is basically to deny this can ever happen on theoretical (or other) grounds. That is similar to main-stream scientists denying LENR can ever happen on theoretical (or other) grounds and just as dangerous.
Actually, in the Marwan, et al, paper, the problem is that they completely mis-state what I said. One cannont prove someone else's statement wrong when one doesn't even know what was said.