One of the giants of the LENR world commented to me recently (email) on Ken Shoulder's work.
"This (EVO) is a phenomenon that needs to be explored..... Ken's work is important but he died before finishing the understanding and getting the recognition. The EVO could easily be part of the LENR process. Unfortunately, this requires the marriage of two "strange" phenomenon, which creates skepticism squared. Unfortunately, detecting the EVO and transmutation products is not easy, requiring expensive and high-end equipment. This is not a research path worth taking without access to the required tools."